Zahid to be charged on Wednesday to block the vote of no confidence

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will be charged on Wednesday to block a vote of no confidence against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad planned for 1st July 2019. It seems the Anwar Ibrahim faction in PKR will table the vote while Zahid will lead Umno in support of the vote.

(The Star) – Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to face 40 counts of corruption involving the foreign visa system (VLN) when he is brought to court this week.

With these fresh charges, the former deputy premier will have close to 90 cases against him.

He is already facing 47 counts of criminal breach of trust and money laundering cases.

On Wednesday (June 26), Zahid will face seven charges at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

Sources said that he will face 33 charges under Section(a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti Corruption-Commission Act (MACC) where he is accused of bribery.

The remaining seven charges are under Section 165 of the Penal Code, relating to corruption.

“Yes, we will be taking him to court to face corruption charges,” a source told The Star Monday (June 24).

According to earlier reports, the former deputy premier had been summoned by MACC investigators who are conducting a probe involving a private company dealing in bringing in Chinese tourists to Malaysia.

He was seen entering the MACC headquarters at 9.30am on Monday and left around 12.30pm.