KUALA LUMPUR — Oct. 19, 2018: Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was today handed down 27 charges of money-laundering involving RM72,063,618.15, 10 of criminal breach of trust and eight counts of bribery involving RM42,083,132.99
Foremr deputy prime minister and Bagan Datuk MP Zahid, 65, was allowed bail of RM2 million in one surety and ordered him to surrender his passport pending disposal of the case.
He was asked to pay RM1 million today and the balance before or on October 26, said Bernama.
Mention of the case is set for December 14.
Former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, as senior DPP, led the prosecution, aided by DPPs Ahmad Akram Gharib, Mohamad Mustafa P. Kunyalam, T. Deepa Nair and Nadia Mohd. Izhar.
Zahid was represented by 12 lawyers led by Hisyam Teh Poh Teik. The other counsels included Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Zainal and Kitson Foong.
Zahid was arrested yesterday afternoon at the MACC headquarters where he had gone to give a statement into the alleged misappropriation of the funds.