Hundreds of Umno supporters collected during a Kuala Lumpur Court Complex yesterday as a party’s boss Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was charged with 45 depends of rapist crack of trust, temptation and income laundering.
Malaysia’s former emissary primary apportion faces 10 charges of rapist crack of trust (CBT) underneath Section 409 of a Penal Code, 8 charges underneath Section 16 of a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, and 27 charges underneath Section 4 of a Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
He is indicted of CBT involving RM21 million (S$7 million), usurpation bribes totalling RM21 million and income laundering involving RM72 million, with a offences committed between Jan 13, 2014, and Apr 11 this year.
He pleaded not guilty to all a charges.
Bail was set during RM2 million, to be paid in dual instalments – RM1 million yesterday and a remaining volume to be paid before subsequent Friday. Zahid, 65, was also asked to obey his passport.
His mother Hamidah Khamis, who was in justice yesterday, has labelled a charges opposite her father as an act of vengeance. She called on Zahid’s supporters – who were dressed in red, a Umno celebration colour – to “rise adult in counterclaim of… dear homeland Malaysia”.
She pronounced a charges opposite her father were also directed during violation a suggestion of Umno members and erasing a former statute celebration from a pages of Malaysian history.
Zahid is a latest member of a antithesis to be charged with swindle given a Pakatan Harapan bloc came into energy in May after finale a six-decade order of a Umno-led Barisan Nasional pact.
Former Umno boss Najib Razak is confronting 32 charges involving CBT, income laundering and abuse of energy over billions of ringgit associated to 1MDB.
The swindle charges opposite Zahid, who is also a former home affairs minister, describe to him allegedly receiving RM21 million in bribes for awarding supervision contracts to companies to supply electronic supervision services, Malaysian pass chips and other services.
Shares of listed companies Datasonic and MyEG Services slid in morning trade yesterday, after Zahid was charged.
PARTY STANDS BY HIM
We have motionless not to take any movement and, instead, will staunchly support him.
UMNO SUPREME COUNCIL MEMBER AHMAD MASLAN, on a party’s boss Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
In a matter to a batch sell Bursa Malaysia, Datasonic pronounced it had not finished any remuneration to Zahid over a supply of 12.5 million chips for Malaysian passports.
MyEG requested that a shares be dangling from trade in a afternoon event after they plunged 25 per cent. MyEG after pronounced a MACC has reliable that conjunction a association nor a directors were being investigated over Zahid’s crime case.
Zahid also faces charges over RM800,000 from his gift Yayasan Akalbudi being used to compensate his and his wife’s credit label bills between 2014 and 2015. He has pronounced a payments were finished in blunder by an help and has given staid a bills himself.
The money-laundering charges describe to RM72 million in deduction from wrong activities being used to buy skill and deposit in bound deposits.
After profitable a RM1 million bail yesterday, Zahid met his supporters outward a justice complex. Some carried banners that read: “Stop domestic prosecution.”
According to The Star, he told reporters it felt like all a gift work he had finished was now regarded as a crack of a law. However, he also pronounced a justice was a best place to urge himself. He afterwards left in a white Lexus LX 570.
Former primary apportion Najib and several other Umno members were also in justice to uncover support.
Zahid took over as Umno arch shortly after a May elections, earnest to lead a party’s rebound. But both he and a celebration are struggling to adjust to their roles in a opposition, analysts say.
Umno leaders hold a assembly on Wednesday evening.
“We have motionless not to take any movement and, instead, will staunchly support him,” The Star journal quoted Umno Supreme Council member Ahmad Maslan as saying.
The box is scheduled for discuss on Dec 14.