KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 (Bernama) — The Immigration Department has not imposed any restriction preventing former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi from travelling abroad.
Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said Ahmad Zahid’s name was not on the blacklist.
“I have checked the matter with the chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and have noted that there is no order to prevent him from going abroad,” he said when approached by reporters during the ‘Op Mega 3.0’ operation against illegal immigrants in the Lebuh Pudu area here today.
Meanwhile, Zahid, who is the newly elected Umno president said today that he would go to the MACC headquarters tomorrow to assist in the investigation into the alleged abuse of funds of a foundation.
“I will provide an explanation on the actual situation after giving a statement to the MACC tomorrow,” the Bagan Datuk MP said at a press conference here.
He said the foundation was a family-owned entity and it aided welfare activities and the building of mosques and religious schools.
“The money in the foundation is from my personal donations and those of several friends who wish to contribute to welfare activities,” he said.
Several portals had reported that Zahid, who is the chairman of the foundation, had allegedly used RM800,000 from the foundation to settle his and his wife’s credit card bills. – Bernama.