Zahid not likely to be arrested tomorrow

TTF: UMNO president Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reportedly spent more than eight hours at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) headquarters today.

According to MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki, Zahid was asked to be present at the commission’s headquarters again tomorrow morning.

TTF is made to understand from an independent but well placed source that the UMNO president isn’t likely to face arrest tomorrow.

Zahid will most likely be presented to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court next week by the anti-graft agency to face some charges, the nature of which will be made public as soon as we a sure of it.

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PUTRAJAYA: Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi spent more than eight hours at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) headquarters, here, today.

Still in good spirits when he exited the building, Ahmad Zahid told reporters that he had nothing to say for now.

Despite several attempts to get him to say something, he replied: “It is okay. No PC (press conference) ya.”

When asked if he would come again soon, Ahmad Zahid replied with a tongue-in-cheek manner that he would be present at his own date and time.

He also conveyed empathy for the reporters and photographers who had been waiting patiently for him since this morning.

“I feel for you all, having to wait for so long,” he said before entering a white sports utility vehicle at about 5.40pm.

Meanwhile, MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki informed that Ahmad Zahid had been asked to be present at the commission’s headquarters again tomorrow morning.

The Umno president had earlier arrived at the MACC at 9.20am to have his statement recorded.

Aside from Ahmad Zahid, his brother Datuk Seri Mohamad Nasaee Ahmad Tarmizi and his daughter Datuk Nurulhidayah were also called to give their statements to the MACC today.

Nurulhidayah left the building at 4.52pm and told reporters that her presence at the MACC headquarters was to accompany her father.

Responding to a question if she had been questioned by the MACC, Nurulhidayah replied with a solid no, that she was not there to have her statement recorded.

“No, I only accompany him (Zahid),” she said as she left the building.

However, in a tweet posted by Ahmad Zahid after leaving the MACC headquarters at 5.40pm, he said, “I have finished giving my statement to the MACC today. On my way home. Thank you all for your prayers. My daughter too has completed giving her statement.”

It was reported that the MACC had callled Ahmad Zahid in to record his statement regarding allegations he had used funds belonging to Yayasan Akal Budi.

This was Ahmad Zahid’s third visit to the MACC headquarters.

He was previously summoned by the MACC over allegations relating to the foundation’s funds and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Source: NST Online

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