Prosecution applies to discharge Zahid
However, the deputy prime minister’s lawyer has asked for an acquittal.
(FMT) – The prosecution in Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s corruption trial has applied for a discharge not amounting to acquittal for the deputy prime minister.
However, Zahid’s lawyer, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, asked the court to acquit the Umno president.
The court is now in recess for Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah to decide on the matter.
Zahid had been ordered to enter his defence to all 47 charges, involving 12 charges of criminal breach of trust, eight of corruption and 27 of money laundering.
He is accused of embezzling millions of ringgit from Yayasan Akalbudi and accepting bribes for various projects during his tenure as the home minister between 2013 and 2018.