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Zahid's graft trial to resume in April

The hearing will run for 27 days between April 10 and Aug 24.

Bernama
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Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the Kuala Lumpur court complex, Jan 16. Photo: Bernama
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at the Kuala Lumpur court complex, Jan 16. Photo: Bernama

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s defence trial for criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering involving Yayasan Akalbudi funds has been rescheduled to resume on April 10.

High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah fixed the hearing for 27 days at case mention today, attended by deputy public prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran and Zahid’s lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik.

The court fixed the hearing for April 10 to 13, May 15 to 18, June 12 to 15, July 24 to 27, and Aug 1 to 3, 7 to 10 and 21 to 24.

Earlier, Raja Rozela told the court that today was set for case mention and that additional dates had been fixed.

"The (new) dates agreed to by both parties are June 12 to 15, July 24 to 27 and Aug 1 to 3, 7 to 10 and 21 to 24, so the dates already fixed for April and May remain," said Raja Rozela.
 
Hisyam then confirmed the matter.

The defence has so far called six witnesses, including Zahid himself, to testify.

Zahid, who is also rural and regional development minister, 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.