The Kuala Lumpur High Court today postponed the hearing of Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s corruption case on Yayasan Akalbudi (YAB) funds to Aug 22 as two of his lawyers are down with Covid-19.
Another lawyer representing the former deputy prime minister, Aiman Abdul Rahman, told judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah that lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik and lawyer Hamidi Mohd Noh had tested positive for Covid-19.
"We filed a letter to the court on Aug 2 and 3 informing that lawyers Hisyam and Hamidi are infected with Covid-19, and we request that the date of today's hearing be changed to mention and the hearing to continue on Aug 22," he said.
Deputy public prosecutor Abdul Malik Ayob raised no objections.
Sequerah then vacated today’s hearing date and set Aug 22 to continue the hearing.
Zahid was ordered early this year to enter his defence for 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.