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MACC to probe recipients of cash named in Zahid trial

It says it has received several complaints against the individuals named in a ledger during the ongoing graft trial.

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today said that it would investigate the individuals named by a witness as having received millions of ringgit in cash during the ongoing corruption trial of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“MACC can also confirm that it has received several complaints against the individuals who have been named in a ledger, as submitted to court in the trial,” the anti-graft body said in a statement tonight.

This comes a day after former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who was among those named as receiving cash from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), denied the claim made by the company’s former administrative manager David Tan Siong Sun.

He also said he was ready to be investigated by MACC.

Muhyiddin aside, Tan had named Khairy Jamaluddin, Reezal Merican Naina Merican, Hishammuddin Hussein, Shafie Apdal and Anifah Aman, saying they were mentioned in the UKSB ledger as well as in an MACC forensic report.

Zahid himself was also included in the ledger under a series of code names such as “z”, “zh”, “yb”, “young boy”, “mon” and “monster”.

Tan said he used code names because he was worried that the ledger might be exposed to other people.

The ledger contains the details of payments made by UKSB to several individuals between 2014 and 2018.

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