WHAT IS ZAHID’S RM230MIL COMPARED TO NAJIB’S STOLEN BILLIONS? MACC SAYS NO PROBE ON DPM, ‘CAN’T TAKE ACTION AGAINST STORIES’

GEORGE TOWN – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today said there will be no investigation into the allegations made by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad against the deputy prime minister.

Its chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad said this was because the allegations made against Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was just a “story”.

“It is just a story by one person.

“We can’t take action against stories.

“If there is an official report, then we will have a look at it… We will study the report and open an investigation if there is basis to the report,” he told reporters here today.

Dzulkifli was asked to comment if MACC was planning to open an investigation on Dr Mahathir’s claim that Zahid had RM230 million in his bank account in 1996.

It was reported that the former prime minister had claimed that he found out about the money when Zahid, then the Umno Youth chief, was declaring his assets.

– NST

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