Zahid Hamidi faces 7 new charges, making a total of 54 charges. There are 33 more waiting him. Eventual total: 87…

27 June 2019

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Ex-DPM Zahid Hamidi slapped with another 33 charges over RM43m bribes from visa scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claimed trial to 33 charges of accepting bribes worth RM42.76 million related to the Overseas Visa System and One Stop Centre in China, at the Sessions Court here today.

The Bagan Datuk MP clad in a black and gold batik shirt and black pants, nodded his head in affirmation and stated his plea after each charge was read out to him, but was allowed to sit down midway through.

The court interpreter took over half an hour to read out all the charges.

Of the charges, 26 were proffered under Section 16 (a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, with the remaining seven read under Section 165 of the Penal Code.

The charges were read before Sessions Court Judge Rozilah Salleh, where lawyer Kitson Foong represented Zahid, and Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Mukhzany Fariz Mohd Mokhtar prosecuted over the case.

Judge Rozilah then set RM500,000 as bail with one surety, and July 29 as the next date for case management.

According to the charge sheet, the first 19 counts today accuse Zahid of accepting 19 cash bribes amounting to S$6.7 million (RM20.53million) from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd between October 2014 and September 2016.

The offences were allegedly committed at No. 389, Jalan Bayu Nyaman, Country Heights in Kajang and involve alleged kickbacks ranging from S$200,000 to S$600,000.

Zahid is also accused of receiving near-monthly payments of at least S$200,000 from Ultra Kirana during a two-year period that was unbroken except for March and July in 2015 and February, April and June in 2016.

He ss accused of receiving the bribes in the capacity as the home minister at that time as inducement for the ministry maintain the firm as the OVS system suppliers.

The next seven charges accuse Zahid of receiving as cash payments amounting to S$2.62million from the same company, this time to extend Ultra Kirana’s contract with the Home Ministry as the appointed operators of the OVS and the OSC systems in China.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/06/27/ex-dpm-zahid-hamidi-slapped-with-another-33-charges-over-rm43m-bribes-from/1765977

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24 June 2019

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https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/06/498846/zahid-face-fresh-charges?fbclid=IwAR2W0kweHHtE-Qe2vA7oID3Je0sDCPyRVVtAXzea9qSUFBe87YM3_o0kGfg

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