Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrives at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya. - NSTP/AHMAD IRHAM MOHD NOOR.

PUTRAJAYA: Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) headquarters here this morning for a third day of questioning over alleged misappropriation of Yayasan Akal Budi funds.

Clad in a white mandarin-collared shirt, the former deputy prime minister arrived in a white Toyota Lexus at 9.18am.

Zahid had spent about eight hours on Wednesday and nine hours on Thursday at the MACC headquarters to have his statement recorded over the case.

The Bagan Datuk MP was first summoned by the MACC over the investigation on July 3.

Also called in by the graft-busters on Wednesday were his daughter, Datuk Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid and brother, Datuk Seri Mohamad Nasaee Ahmad Tarmizi.

According to previous reports, Zahid had been asked about claims that RM800,000 of Yayasan Akal Budi’s funds were used to pay off credit cards belonging to him and his wife.

Zahid is the chairman of the foundation, which was set up in 1977 with the aim of eradicating poverty.

He has denied any wrongdoing, saying that his officer had mistakenly used the foundation’s money to pay off the credit card bills.

Zahid had also said that he reimbursed the foundation in 2016.

On July 2, Zahid was first quizzed for about eight hours by the MACC over his meeting with a Saudi royal family member in 2015.

The commission had also summoned Zahid to assist with its ongoing probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

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