Zahid spent Yayasan Akalbudi funds on everything but the poor, court hears

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is facing 47 charges, including for graft, involving tens of millions of ringgit belonging to his Yayasan Akalbudi foundation. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 13, 2021.

AHMAD Zahid Hamidi had treated Yayasan Akalbudi funds as if he owned the money, without a thought for the poor, the Kuala Lumpur High Court was told today.

Deputy public prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran said it is “obvious” that there had been “gross misappropriation” when the Umno president spent huge amounts on everything else but helping the poor, which is the main function of the charity foundation.

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