Prosecution must prove Zahid instructed lawyer to deposit funds, court hears

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi talks to the press at the court complex in Kuala Lumpur. He is facing 47 charges of criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, September 9, 2021.

THE prosecution must prove that Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi instructed a lawyer from Lewis & Co to deposit funds into the law firm’s account, the defence submitted today at Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Zahid’s lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said the prosecution must prove that Zahid instructed Muralidharan Balan Pillai to put monies alleged to be proceeds of an unlawful activity into 25 separate fixed deposit accounts maintained by Lewis & Co with Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank).

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