Deputy Prime Minister Fadillah Yusof says the government did not interfere in the Kuala Lumpur High Court's decision to grant Ahmad Zahid Hamidi a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) in his criminal breach of trust (CBT), corruption and money laundering case in relation to Yayasan Akalbudi funds.
Fadillah said the government respected the legal process and the separation of powers between the judiciary, the executive, and the legislative, and believed the court had come to the decision based on firm facts.
"So to me, let the legal process take place and we shall respect it.
"We will never interfere, and it is up to the Attorney-General's Chambers to evaluate what the next course of action will be," Fadillah said when met by reporters in Subang yesterday.
Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah had granted Zahid a DNAA for all 47 of his CBT, corruption and money laundering charges in relation to Yayasan Akalbudi funds after the prosecution decided to halt proceedings on the grounds that it intends to conduct a more in-depth investigation into the case.