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Zahid leaves MACC headquarters following eight-hour interview

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

PUTRAJAYA (Oct 11): Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pictured) left the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters after being quizzed for about eight hours yesterday.

The questioning is said to be to assist the agency’s probe into alleged misappropriation of funds belonging to a foundation.

Ahmad Zahid, who arrived at the MACC headquarters at 9.20am, left the premises at 5.40pm.

When swarmed by local and foreign journalists, the Umno president said: “I have to come again.”

About an hour before that, his daughter Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid was seen leaving the MACC headquarters but there were no signs of his step-brother Datuk Seri Mohamad Nasaee Ahmad Tarmizi, who was also seen entering the premises yesterday morning.

Ahmad Zahid in a Twitter post on Monday said that he would give his full cooperation to MACC regarding the probe. The MACC had also recorded a statement from him on the same matter in July.

Local and foreign journalists had camped outside the MACC headquarters since 8am to cover the unfolding events. 

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on Oct 11, 2018.

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