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Report: Zahid to face MACC over Arab donor, foundation funds

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Newly elected Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will be formally questioned by MACC tomorrow over allegations that a foundation he chaired had misused funds, according to The Star Online.

Citing sources, the report said the commission will also quiz Zahid over his purported meeting with the Saudi royal family regarding donations to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak.

According to the report, it is alleged that the foundation’s funds were abused to pay credit card debts amounting to RM800,000.

“Investigators will also be asking about a statement which he made about him meeting a Saudi prince.

“We would like to find out more about this person whom he is said to have met and what transpired during the meeting,” said the source.

In 2015, Zahid claimed that he had met the chief investment officer and wealth trustee of the Arab family said to be behind the alleged RM2.6 billion donation transferred into Najib’s personal accounts.

The former deputy prime minister has since been repeatedly urged by opponents to shed details on this meeting, but none were forthcoming.

A number of press reports also state that the MACC is on the hunt for a former minister over allegations that RM800,000 was misappropriated from an unspecified foundation.

Attempts to reach MACC top brass for comments have been unsuccessful.

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