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Friday, August 5, 2022

Lawyers down with Covid, Zahid's trial postponed

 


The High Court in Kuala Lumpur today postponed the hearing of Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s corruption case relating to Yayasan Akalbudi 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 the lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik (above) and lawyer Hamidi Mohd Noh tested positive for Covid-19.

"We have filed a letter to the court last Aug 2 and 3 informing that lawyers Hisyam and Hamidi are infected with Covid-19 and we request 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 did not object to it.

Following this, Judge Sequerah vacated today’s hearing date and set Aug 22 to continue the hearing.

Early this year, the court ordered Zahid to enter his defence on 47 charges, with 12 involving criminal breach of trust, eight charges of corruption, and 27 money laundering charges involving tens of millions of ringgit belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi.

Bernama

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