Yayasan Akalbudi trustees were Zahid’s ‘puppets’, court hears

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi made use of Yayasan Akalbudi’s funds according to his ‘whims and fancies’, Deputy public prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran tells the High Court in the former deputy prime minister’s corruption trial. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 12, 2021.

AHMAD Zahid Hamid used the Yayasan Akalbudi trust according to his “whims and fancies” as he dictated the flow of the monies, the Kuala Lumpur High Court heard today.

Deputy public prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran said former trustees Mohd Samsuri Tun, Zulkifli Senteri, Muhammad Nabil Saleh and Khairuddin Tarmizi were “appointed merely to make up the numbers” on the board.

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