MACC to investigate prominent figures mentioned in Ahmad Zahid’s trial

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will open an investigation paper on those who were said to have received funds as mentioned by a witness during Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s trial.

MACC also confirmed that several reports have been lodged against the individuals listed in a ledger shown in court during the trial.

“The investigation will be conducted based on jurisdiction under the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009,” the commission said in a statement on Saturday (June 18).

On Friday (June 17), a witness told the High Court that Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) had given RM1.3mil in funds to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in 2018.

David Tan Siong Sun, 47, who is the former administrative manager of the company, disclosed this when the company’s ledger was shown to him during the corruption trial of Ahmad Zahid involving the Foreign Visa System (VLN) on Friday (June 18).

Tan told the court that the funds were given to Muhyiddin in cash payments on June 4, July 4 and Aug 23, 2018.

“On June 4, 2018, it was RM300,000; on July 4, it was RM500,000 and on Aug 23, it was RM500,000,” the former administrative manager said.

Apart from Muhyiddin, other names mentioned in Friday’s proceedings were Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Housing and Local government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Parti Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal and Datuk Seri Anifah Aman as they were also stated in the UKSB’s ledger and the MACC forensic report.