The newly elected Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will face the Malaysian anti-graft agency barely after taking over following his massive win at the party polls.
Zahid defeated two challengers, ex-Umno youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and Kelantanese prince Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah on Saturday.
His victory is seen as a setback for the party.
But the MACC inquiry into Zahid’s defense of ex-PM Najib Razak’s ‘Arab donor’ for the RM2.6 billion found in his account could spell trouble for the new leader.
it could lead to further backlash for the Umno which lost its third MP since the whopping election defeat on May 9.
Zahid is also questioned over allegations that a foundation he chaired had misused funds.
The foundation is alleged that the foundation’s funds were abused to pay credit card debts amounting to RM800,000.
On the Saudi Arabian donor, Zahid will have to give concrete answers who the donor is, and why there are no banking forensic traces of the donation.
It is possible Zahid might be forced out of the presidency sooner that expected, and this might leave way for Khairy Jamaluddin.