SHAH ALAM: Former Director of Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB), Wan Quoris Shah Wan Abdul Ghani told the High Court his company was requested by Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to give financial assistance in cash in order for it to secure contracts from the Home Ministry.
Wan Quoris said his company had given cash to Ahmad Zahid on several occasions.
“The cash was given after he (Ahmad Zahid) asked UKSB to make a political donation for Umno. He did not ask openly, but by the way he spoke, I understood that he was expecting a monetary contribution from UKSB.
“The contribution made by UKSB every month was in cash, all in Singapore dollars. This was what Datuk Seri (Ahmad Zahid) requested from us,” Bernama quoted him saying in his witness statement during the examination-in-chief by deputy public prosecutor Datuk Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin yesterday.
According to the Star, the 15th prosecution witness VK Lee, who is also a former director of UKSB, also told the court that from 2014 to 2018, the company had sent cash in Singapore dollars to Ahmad Zahid for some VLN contracts.
“Datuk Seri Zahid asked for assistance, so we gave him assistance. What was important to us was to ensure that our business was not disrupted since there were several other companies lobbying for the job that we were doing,” Wan Quoris added.