I'm going home for prayers, not running away, says Zahid

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  • Friday, 12 Oct 2018

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's questioning session by anti-graft busters has been stopped temporarily to enable him to perform Friday prayers.

The Umno president and former deputy prime minister was seen leaving the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here at 12.25pm Friday (Oct 12).

He told reporters waiting in at the compound of the MACC headquarters that the questioning session had been stopped and would resume after Friday prayers.

"I'm going home for prayers, and lunch. After that, I will return.

"Don't worry, I'm not going to run away," he said.

Asked if the interrogation would end today, Dr Ahmad Zahid said: "I hope so."

He is being called to answer allegations on misappropriating Yayasan Akal Budi funds.

Dr Ahmad Zahid is the chairman of the foundation, set up by his family to help eradicate poverty and Islamic education.

MACC is investigating claims that RM800,000 belonging to the foundation was used to pay off credit card bills.

Earlier Friday, Dr Ahmad Zahid arrived at the MACC headquarters at 9.18am, the third time this week.

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