JOHOR BARU: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says he is ready to be investigated any time.
The Umno president also told former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who was charged with six counts of abuse of power and two counts of money laundering on March 10, to face the music.
"Just face the music... I wish him all the best," he said in a press conference after introducing the candidates for the Umno polls here on Sunday (March 12).
He was asked to comment on Muhyiddin's call earlier Sunday for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Ahmad Zahid.
"I have been investigated and brought to court before. I am always open and I am ready any time," added Ahmad Zahid.
Earlier in his speech, Ahmad Zahid said he does not practise favouritism.
"All the candidates are my friends. There is no favouritism to influence how delegates cast their votes.
"Delegates will make informed decisions as they can differentiate between what is glass and what is a gem," he said.
He also said that he hoped Umno polls victors would work well with him and his deputy as a team to make the party better and that this was crucial ahead of the six upcoming state elections.
The Umno elections are being held from Feb 1 to March 18, with the branch-level elections being held from Feb 1 to 26, followed by the elections for the Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings at the national level on March 11.
The Umno divisional delegates' meetings and committee elections as well as contests for seats in the Umno supreme council will be held simultaneously nationwide on March 18.