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Zahid pleads not guilty to amended charge in VLN case
According to the amended charge, Ahmad Zahid was charged as the home minister with obtaining for himself a valuable thing, namely RM3 million in cash, from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) in connection with his official functions.
He was alleged to have committed the offence at No 389, Jalan Bayu Nyaman, Country Heights, Kajang on March 27, 2018.
The amended charge, framed under Section 165 of the Penal Code, carries an imprisonment of up to two years or fine, or both, if convicted.
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In the VLN case, Ahmad Zahid pleaded not guilty to 33 charges of receiving bribes amounting to SGD13.56 mil from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd as an inducement for himself in his capacity as a civil servant, then as Home Minister, to extend the contract of the company as the operator of One-Stop Centre (OSC) in China and the VLN system as well as to maintain the agreement to supply VLN integrated system paraphernalia to the same company by the Home Ministry.