The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will only investigate Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi if there is “basis” to the allegations, even though a report has been lodged against him.
“We have a report now and we will see whether the report has basis. We will see.
“If there is basis, we will investigate. If there is none, how can we investigate?” MACC chief commissioner Dzulkifli Ahmad said today.
DAP Youth filed a report on Tuesday after the commission came forth to say it could only begin investigations once it received official reports against Zahid.
“Just because someone has a lot of assets, it doesn’t mean we have to investigate them. If you only say he (Zahid) has RM230 million but there is no proof, how can we investigate?” asked Dzulkifli after receiving a memorandum from Gagasan Sejahtera at the MACC head office in Putrajaya today.
On Aug 1, Dr Mahathir Mohamad dropped a bombshell, saying that Zahid failed to provide a clear answer on the alleged RM230 million in his bank account when declaring his wealth to the former prime minister in 1996.
Zahid has maintained that he is “free of corruption” and had acquired his wealth during his time in the corporate sector, but nevertheless said he was willing to be investigated.