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Second judge allows release of Zahid’s passport for treatment in Germany

Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah says Zahid's application is allowed on condition of extra surety.

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Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi can now travel to Munich, Germany, for medical treatment after the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today allowed his application for his passport to be released.

Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah granted Zahid’s request for the temporary return of his impounded passport to seek medical treatment from a leading specialist in Munich for back and neck pain.

“The application is allowed with the condition of extra surety. Just to clarify, the purpose is for the surgery and the location is confined to Germany,” Sequerah said.

The Umno president had applied for his passport to be released on Oct 26 and is scheduled to return on Nov 21.

Sequerah is the presiding judge of Zahid’s corruption cases.

Zahid, 68, is facing 47 charges – 12 of criminal breach of trust, eight of corruption, and 27 of money laundering – involving tens of millions of ringgit belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi.

Earlier, Shah Alam High Court judge Mohd Yazid Mustafa had also allowed Zahid’s application for the release of his passport.

Yazid is the trial judge of Zahid’s corruption case in which he is facing 40 charges involving the extension of contract to Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd to operate the foreign visa system.

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