TTF: Zahid, the list of your problems does not end with the Yayasan Akal Budi funds.
When I told you to resign from UMNO, I did it for your own good as I knew what the authorities had in store for you.
As a matter of fact, you yourself knew what was coming your way and confided in your aides that your end was drawing near.
However, you were more concerned with saving your own skin by destroying Barisan Nasional to please Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
To keep yourself from going to jail, you conned members of the Majlis Kerja Tertinggi (MKT) into thinking that you had a solution leading towards a unity government of sorts.
It is because of you that the MKT ended up becoming a bunch of self-centred egotistical freaks who are so absorbed with the quest for power that they have more or less abandoned the race.
It is because of you also that UMNO seems to have lost its direction and is now in a state of disarray.
Taking this into account, we felt your continued leadership of the party to be a stumbling block towards unification of the Malays and decided, in the best interest of the race, that you needed to go.
It follows, that had the MACC not gone for you, some of us would have by submitting evidence against you both to the anti-graft agency and the cops.
Thanks to you, the MKT is now a disease that stands to jeopardise our quest towards a united Malay race.
Like you, the majority in the MKT seem so absorbed with the quest for power that they’re neglecting the need to rebrand UMNO.
As a result, UMNO, with its 48-strong representation in Parliament, could not even withstand the relentless attacks by PPBM, which has but a 14 seat representation.
That itself should give you an idea just how weak and shallow your leadership is.
While PPBM seems to radiate a strong sense of assurance and will towards change, UMNO seems to be radiating a hundred different messages that translate into “we don’t know what the heck we’re doing.”
So it wouldn’t matter to me if PPBM is sincere in its cause or otherwise.
As long as we have people like you in charge, leaders like Dato’ Seri Abdul Hadi Awang are bound to keep a ten foot pole distance from UMNO as the party doesn’t seem to possess the will to defend the ummah.
PUTRAJAYA: After three days, Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is finally done giving his statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in connection with alleged misappropriation of Yayasan Akal Budi funds.
When he emerged from the building at 7.40pm, the Bagan Datuk member of parliament said: “I am done giving my statement for three days and InsyaAllah today will be my last day.
“For the past three days, I have given my utmost cooperation and have nothing to hide. I have given detailed statement to clarify on the issue as well as help with the investigation.
“I am ready to be called again, should MACC find that all the information that I have given is still not enough.
“I hope that all the information and explanation will help to clarify all the confusion among the public, if any.”
He also urged all parties who are called by the commission to give their full cooperation.
Zahid thanked MACC commissioner, senior officers and officers for being professional throughout the process.
Before heading to the car that was waiting for him, Zahid also thanked the media.
“Thank you for being here to find sensational news. Hopefully, there is no sensational news that I can share with readers and viewers.”
Earlier, Zahid arrived at the MACC building at 9.18am, before he went on a break between 12.30 and 3pm, to have lunch and perform Friday prayers. Questioning resumed at 3.10pm.
On Wednesday, Zahid was summoned to the headquarters for the second time and and yesterday for the third time. He was first summoned to MACC on July 3, over the case.
Also called by the graft busters on Wednesday, to have their statements recorded to facilitate their investigation into the case, were his daughter, Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid, and brother, Datuk Seri Mohamad Nasaee Ahmad Tarmizi.
According to previous reports, Zahid had been asked to explain claims that RM800,000 in Yayasan Akal Budi funds were used to pay credit card bills belonging to him and his wife.
Zahid is the chairman of the foundation, which was set up in 1977 with the aim of eradicating poverty.
He has denied any wrongdoing, saying his officer had mistakenly used the foundation’s money to pay the credit card bills.
Zahid said he had reimbursed the foundation in 2016.
On July 2, Zahid was first quizzed for about eight hours by MACC over his meeting with a member of the Saudi royal family in 2015.
The commission summoned Zahid to assist with its ongoing probe into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
Source: NST Online