Zahid directed that firm’s passport chips be used, says witness


Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi directed for Datasonic Technologies' passport chips be used for Malaysian passport, a witness testifies. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, February 14, 2020.

THE Kuala Lumpur High Court was told today that the Home Ministry was directed by then deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to use the passport chips made by Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd (DTSB), a company owned by his friend, for Malaysian passports.

Former secretary of the ministry’s Procurement Division, Abd Aziz Md Nor, 62, said the directive was in the minutes written by Zahid in a letter sent to the ministry.


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