PUTRAJAYA: UMNO President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to face around 40 allegations of corruption involving an estimated RM90 million.
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According to sources in Zahid's inner circle, among the reasons why Zahid had repeatedly invaded the Commission, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigated alleged bribes with projects dating back to his former office and spent yesterday evening at the Commission's headquarters [YesterdayinastatementdeclaringthatZahidwasarrestedfollowinganinvestigationintoabuseofpowerorcriminaloffenses(19659006)thearrestwassaidtohavebeencommittedaftertheAttorneyGeneral'sOfficewasgivenpermissiontosueZahid
"Arrested at 3:15 pm at the Procuratorate The MACC Headquarters in Putrajaya today (yesterday)."
"Zahid will subsequently face several charges under the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Counterterrorism and Anti-Money Laundering Act Proceeds from tort (AMLATFAPUAA) 2001 must be accepted.
PUTRAJAYA October 18, 2018. Isteri Presiden UMNO Datuk Seri Dr. med. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis (kiri) bersama penyokong penyokong hadir ke perkarangan Ibu Pejabat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) beri kutan penahanan UMNO kira kira jam 3,15 Petang Ahmad Zahid Hamidi akan didakwa eshak shala guna kuasa, pecah amanah dan pengubahan wang haram melibatkan dana Yayasan Akal Budi dan akan dibawa ke Mahkamah Sesya Kuala Lumpur esok jam 8.00 pagi. NSTP / AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR.
"Zahid will be taken to the court in Kuala Lumpur at 8:00 am tomorrow to be charged."
His wife, Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis, said her husband had turned down an offer from his lawyers to release him before he was tried, and instead chose to stay in lock-up.
"The lawyer offered to arrange for him to be released in the meantime, but he refused.
" So he'll stay here until tomorrow (today).
How she coped with Zahid's arrest said Hamidah was not his first detention experience.
"I'm fine. Previously, he was detained for 10 days when he was Umno Youth Chief (under the now-defunct Internal Security Act).
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Zahid met at 3pm yesterday MACC headquarters to record his statement before his arrest.
He appeared to be in a good mood when greeted by 50 media workers
He was summoned by the MACC five times to facilitate investigations, including the alleged misappropriation of funds with Yayasan Akal Budi in the amount of RM 800 000.
On July 2, Zahid was summoned for the first time to testify about the case in which the charity's funds were allegedly used to pay for his credit card bills.
One day later, he was again called to the MACC and was questioned for seven hours.
Zahid had alleged in the past that there was no misconduct in his money.
Zahid was called to the MACC office from October 10 to October 31 for three days to deliver his statement on the same topic.
Also his daughter Datuk Nurulhidayah was named; his brother, Datuk Seri Mohamad Nasaee Ahmad Tarmizi; and son-in-law, Datuk Saiful Nizam Mohd Yusoff.
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