Zahid’s seven corruption charges transferred to Shah Alam court

Zahid’s seven corruption charges transferred to Shah Alam court

PUCHONG: The Sessions Court today allowed an application by former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to transfer his case on seven counts of corruption in relation to Malaysia’s foreign visa system (VLN) to the Shah Alam Sessions Court.

Judge Azman Ahmad made the decision after studying the affidavit in the application and hearing the submissions by both parties.

“This court finds that neither party will be prejudiced (in this case) and, in the interest of all parties, the court allows the case to be transferred to Shah Alam,” he said and set August 14 for mention of the case in the Shah Alam Sessions Court.

The seven charges will be now jointly heard in the Shah Alam Sessions Court with 33 other corruption charges, also in connection with the VLN, made against Zahid.

On the seven charges,  Ahmad Zahid, 66, is charged with accepting bribes totalling S$4.24 million (RM1=S$3.06) from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd as an inducement for him, as a public officer, that is as the home minister, to extend the company’s contract as the operator of the One Stop Centre (OSC) in China and the VLN system.

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