Wait for AGC’s decision on representation, says Zahid

10 Sep 2023 09:25pm
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - Photo by Bernama
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi - Photo by Bernama

BAGAN DATUK - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has asked all parties to give space for the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) to carry out investigation into the representation his defence team previously submitted on his 47 charges involving funds belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi.

He said the AGC had already issued a statement in response to the Bar Council’s statement regarding the matter.

He said the clarification made by the AGC was clear and the courts have made decisions in relation to cases of a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) before.

“To me, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (Prime Minister) said there is no need for this issue (DNAA) to be brought to Parliament to supposedly debate on as the Parliament is not a courtroom.

"Let's wait for the AGC’s decision on the representation that is awaiting thorough investigation by the AG and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and also on several elements in the representation including a report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI)," he told reporters after closing the Malaysia Next Leaders 2023 programme here today.

Also present was Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.

Meanwhile, Zahid said Perikatan Nasional (PN) Youth's desire to hold a demonstration regarding the DNAA issue will not have any effect.

"I'm not saying that I agree or disagree (with the intended demonstration). Even if they wanted to have a demonstration every day, they can do it, but what would it do?.

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"We must comply with the legal process as enshrined in Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution," he said.

In a statement today, the PN Youth said it will organise a rally to protest the DNAA granted to Zahid on the corruption charges.

Its chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari called on supporters to gather in Kuala lumpur dressed in white for the protest.