Zahid: I’ll leave it to PSSC for steps to clarify issue

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says he is leaving it to the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Human Rights, Elections and Institutional Reforms to shed light on the discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) granted to him in his Yayasan Akalbudi case.

The Deputy Prime Minister said this when asked to comment on the statement by the committee’s chairman, William Leong, that it would call in Attorney General Datuk Ahmad Terrirudin Mohd Salleh to provide explanations regarding the DNAA.

“The announcement was made during the special Dewan Rakyat sitting on the 12th Malaysia Plan mid-term review.

“I leave it to the committee to take steps toward clarifying the issue,” he told reporters after launching the Halal Sector Forum 2023 here yesterday.

At the special sitting on Tuesday, Leong said the committee would also call in former attorney general Tan Sri Idrus Harun to explain the DNAA, adding that a report would be presented after the proceedings.

Commenting on Perikatan Nasional Youth’s planned demonstration this Saturday, Ahmad Zahid said: “We are a democratic country. Some want to organise (a rally) and others may not. I hope there won’t be any battle on the streets.”

On another development, the Umno president said there was no need for a referendum among party members regarding cooperation with DAP, as suggested by supreme council member Isham Jalil.

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