CBT evidence against Zahid weak, defence tells High Court

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

The defence lead counsel says the prosecution has not made a prima facie case against Umno president and former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, September 6, 2021.

AHMAD Zahid Hamidi’s criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges were “framed on thin ice” and the accused should be granted immunity for having earlier disclosed information to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the defence said today.

The former deputy prime minister’s lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik submitted this to the Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah during submission at the close of the prosecution case for Zahid’s corruption case involving Yayasan Akalbudi funds.

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