Umno denies headquarters was raided

PETALING JAYA: Umno has denied that its party headquarters was raided by the police, Registrar of Societies (RoS) and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The party's executive secretary Datuk Mohd Sumali Reduan confirmed this in an article posted on Umno Online today.

He said viral images of the purported search on social media were of Umno staff updating administration files at its headquarters.

“The news of the Umno headquarters being searched is not true, The viral pictures are of party staff upkeeping and maintaining administrative files here,” he said.

Mohd Sumali, however, said the party was willing to cooperate with the authorities if required.

The news of the alleged raid comes at a time when Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is being investigated by the MACC over alleged misappropriation of funds from a foundation.

Ahmad Zahid was first questioned on the issue on July 3.

He was then asked to explain claims that RM800,000 belonging to the foundation was used to pay off credit card bills.

Ahmad Zahid was summoned again for questioning on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (today).

The foundation was set up to receive and administer funds to help the poor as well as provide Islamic education.

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