SINGAPORE (Oct 18): Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, president of Malaysia’s United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), was put under arrest earlier today at 3.15pm by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The former deputy prime minister of Malaysia was arrested upon arriving at the MACC office today upon arrival for his fourth round of questioning.

The MACC said in a statement that the president of Malaysia’s former ruling party will face several charges under the MACC Act and the Anti-Money Laundering Act. He is expected to be charged on Friday.

It is alleged that Ahmad Zahid is being investigated over misappropriation of funds belonging to welfare foundation Yayasan Akal Budi.

The foundation was set up by Ahmad Zahid and his family, which does charitable work, including the building of mosques, tahfiz schools and orphanages.

It is believed that RM800,000 ($264,000) was taken from the foundation to pay off his and his wife’s credit card bills for payments made between 2014 and 2015.

Ahmad Zahid was first summoned for questioning by the MACC on July 3.