RM250,000 alleged bribe by IT consultant firm nothing to do with Zahid, says defence

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Defence for former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the RM250,000 from Mastoro Kenny IT Consultant & Services credited into the bank account of Lewis & Co was a loan from businessman Junaith Asharab Md Shariff to Zahid’s younger brother Mohamad Nasaee Ahmad Tarmiz. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 14, 2021.

A RM250,000 sum from an information technology company, which was credited into a trustee law firm of Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s charity foundation, was a loan to the former deputy prime minister’s brother, the court heard today.

Defence lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said the cheque from Mastoro Kenny IT Consultant & Services cleared into the account of law firm Lewis & Co, a trustee of Zahid’s charity foundation Yayasan Akalbudi on 15 July, 2016, was not connected to Zahid.

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