Zahid did not appoint Datasonic for passport chip contract, says defence


Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Former home minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s involvement in appointing Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd in 2015 for a government contract was limited to providing assistance, information to Finance Ministry, his lawyer says. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, September 20, 2021.

IT is totally “unfounded” to suggest that Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had appointed Datasonic Technologies Sdn Bhd in 2015 for a government contract worth RM318.75 million, his defence team submitted at his corruption trial today. 

The former deputy prime minister’s lawyer Hamidi Mohd Noh told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that the appointment was in fact made by the Finance Ministry.


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