Selangor MB Harun Idris was convicted and jailed for the same crime as Zahid Hamidi

In the 1970s, Selangor MB Datuk Harun Idris was convicted and jailed for corruption. He was accused of accepting a bribe of RM250,000 for approving state land to a foreign bank. Actually, it was Umno Selangor that received the “political donation” and not Harun personally. However, the court still considered the political donation as a bribe and Harun was sent to jail. Therefore Zahid Hamidi would not be able to escape the charge by using the “political donation” defense.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

(MALAYSIA NOW) – The Shah Alam High Court was today told that the money given by Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) to former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamid was a political donation and not for corrupt purposes.

Former UKSB director Harry Lee Vui Khun said this when cross-examined by Zahid’s counsel Hamidi Mohd Noh at the Umno president’s trial in the foreign visa system (VLN) corruption case.

Lee previously told the court that UKSB made monthly cash payments to Zahid in Singapore dollars from 2014 to 2018 for the VLN contract.