Zahid’s CBT charges cannot stand as ex-secretary at fault, court told

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s lawyer Hamidi Mohd Noh says the former’s 12 CBT charges cannot stand just because he pre-signed or stamped Yayasan Akalbudi cheques. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, September 7, 2021.

CRIMINAL liability cannot be passed to Ahmad Zahid Hamidi because of his former executive secretary Mazlina Mazlan @ Ramly’s incompetence in her duties at Yayasan Akalbudi, the Umno president’s lawyers told the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Zahid’s 12 charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) cannot stand just because he pre-signed or stamped cheques, lawyer Hamidi Mohd Noh told the court in the former deputy prime minister’s trial involving funds from the foundation.

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