“Perhaps Zahid has forgotten his asset declaration made to me as prime minister when he was appointed as Umno Youth chief. When I asked where he obtained the RM230 million in his bank account, his answer was unclear. If he can remember, he should explain where such large amount of money came from.” – Zahid had RM230 million when he was Umno Youth Chief
TTDI, 3 Aug 2017: Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi has yet to respond to his ex-boss’ allegation that he had RM230 million in his bank account some 20 years ago.
Until then, I will assume that Dr Mahathir Mohamad was telling the truth (even though Mahathir admits there is no proof that Zahid had RM230 million in his account).
But because Mahathir Mohamad took no action against Zahid following the so-called discovery, I will also assume that the RM230 million wasn’t ill-gotten money.
Or perhaps it was not so out-of-the-ordinary for Umno politicians to have that kind of money during Mahathir’s era.
Which makes me wonder …
If a just-appointed Umno Youth chief had that kind of money in his bank account back then, just how much did the Umno president have in his?