IN GRAND GESTURE, ZAHID OFFERS HIMSELF FOR MACC PROBE BUT ENDS UP CATCHING HIMSELF: ‘EVEN IF I HAD SO MUCH MONEY, IT WAS NOT ILLEGAL’, DPM DOESN’T DARE DENY HE AMASSED RM230MIL

BALING – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) has offered himself to be investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over allegations he had RM230mil when he was in Umno Youth.

“I am willing to be investigated to correct the perception of that person,” Deputy Prime Minister told a packed hall at the Baling Umno delegates meeting Saturday.

“At the same time, I hope MACC will also investigate his (that person’s) assets and the wealth of his family.

“But even if I had so much money it was not illegal as I did not hold any government position at that time.

“I was a businessman, a CEO of a listed company and chairman of other companies,” said Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is Umno vice-president.

Although Dr Ahmad Zahid did not mention names, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had claimed Dr Ahmad Zahid had RM230mil when he was the Umno Youth chief.

– ANN

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