Zahid at MACC for More Questioning

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Grilling over welfare foundation continues.

Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has shown up at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters for yet another round of questioning on Yayasan Akal Budi.

Wearing a green batik shirt, the Umno president was his jovial self and waved to the press when he alighted from a white Toyota Lexus SUV at 9.15am on Thursday (Oct 11).

No supporters were on hand to greet him.

It is the second time this week that Zahid had been summoned by the graft-busters.

On Wednesday (Oct 10), Zahid spent eight hours at the MACC to be interrogated over alleged misappropriation of funds belonging to his family-run foundation.

Lim Huey Teng/Malaysiakini

His daughter Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid and brother Datuk Seri Mohamad Nasaee Ahmad Tarmizi also gave their statements to investigators.

Although MACC had said Nurulhidayah and Mohamad Nasaee would not be questioned on Thursday, Zahid’s daughter came to the headquarters 10 minutes after her father arrived.

It is not known if she was merely accompanying her father.

Zahid was first questioned on the Yayasan issue on July 3.

He was then asked to explain claims that RM800,000 belonging to the foundation was used to pay off personal credit card bills.

Zahid is the chairman of the foundation, which was set up by his family with a mission to receive and administer funds to help the poor as well as provide Islamic education.

The Bagan Datuk MP also had his statement recorded by the MACC on July 2, but that was believed to be on investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

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Oct 8, Zahid Summoned to MACC HQ on Wednesday

Jul 2, Zahid Quizzed for over Eight Hours by MACC on 1MDB

Jul 2, Zahid at MACC for Questioning

Jul 1, MACC to Quiz Zahid over Alleged Misuse of Foundation Funds, Arab Donor

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