Nothing charitable about Zahid buying luxury hotel in Bali, court hears

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Deputy public prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran argues that the real purpose for the RM17.9 million fixed deposit withdrawals made by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi were to facilitate his daughter’s bid to buy a hotel in Bali. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, October 14, 2021.

THERE was nothing charitable when Ahmad Zahid Hamidi withdrew RM17.9 million from charity foundation Yayasan Akalbudi to help his daughter buy a hotel in Bali, Indonesia, the Kuala Lumpur High Court heard today.

The money from the foundation was to help eradicate poverty, said deputy public prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran, adding that she did not see how running a boutique hotel in Indonesia helped the poor in Malaysia.

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