Zahid brought ‘stack of files’ when asking for help, Muhyiddin says
He said he was also made to understand by Hadi that prior to the meeting at his house, Zahid had met him (Hadi) and also showed him the stack of files while claiming his innocence.
(MalaysiaNow) – Muhyiddin Yassin said in court documents that Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had shown him a large stack of files related to his criminal cases and asked for his help to intervene in the court proceedings.
In the documents filed at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on April 26, Muhyiddin, 74, claimed that Zahid, 69, who is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, made the request after attending a meeting at the former prime minister’s house.
“After I was sworn in as the eighth prime minister, a meeting was held at my house to discuss, among other things, the formation of a new cabinet.
“Several individuals attended the meeting, including the plaintiff, Mohamed Azmin Ali and Abdul Hadi Awang. When the meeting ended, the plaintiff requested to speak to me privately and I requested Azmin to join the discussion.
“During the discussion, he showed me a large stack of files which he brought along for the meeting. When I asked him why he brought the files, he explained that the files were in relation to the criminal cases against him which he claimed were politically motivated. He proclaimed his innocence and requested my help,” Muhyiddin said.
The former prime minister said this in his affidavit-in-reply against the injunction application filed by Zahid in his defamation suit on allegations that he had sought the latter’s help to settle or postpone his court cases.
Muhyiddin also said that when he heard Zahid’s request, he told him that he could not and would not interfere in the court proceedings, and advised Zahid to defend himself in court if he was truly innocent.