Zahid freed of 40 corruption charges


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SHAH ALAM: Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been freed of all 40 charges related to corruption and receiving bribes.

According to NST, High Court judge Datuk Yazid Mustafa ruled that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against the former deputy prime minister.

Over the past few years, Zahid was slapped with 40 charges of receiving bribes from a company to extend its foreign visa system (VLN) contract.

Yazid Mustafa said witnesses who testified against Zahid were not credible or trustworthy and their testimony could not be relied on, and there was no sufficient evidence to prove Zahid received the money.

Bagan Datuk MP said his acquittal is a success for Barisan Nasional (BN) and UMNO struggle.

“I’m also confident that as the chairman of Barisan and president of Umno that this is the success of Barisan and Umno’s struggles.

“I was shamed, accused and punished by the court of public opinion. But, god-willing, on a Friday, we saw that the law has been upheld for justice and I’m grateful,” the Tar quoted the Bagan Datuk MP as saying.

 

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