MACC still probing new leads in Zahid’s Yayasan Akalbudi case

SEPANG: Graft investigators are still probing new leads in Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi case involving Yayasan Akalbudi, says Tan Sri Azam Baki.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner, however, declined to elaborate on the investigation.

"I am not sure how long it is needed to look into the new leads.

"I leave it to my investigators," he said after opening a conference on Wednesday (Sept 6).

On Monday, the High Court granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) against the Deputy Prime Minister for all 47 graft charges involving Yayasan Akalbudi funds.

Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah in his judgement said the extended time needed for investigation was justifiable as the representations submitted by the defence had taken up hundreds of pages for examinations by the prosecution.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Dusuki Mokhtar listed 11 reasons for it; these include ensuring no miscarriage of justice is committed and to make way for more comprehensive investigations by the authorities.

The defence had submitted several representations to the Attorney-General's Chambers on Dec 8, last year and Jan 26, and again on Feb 28 and March 7.

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