Zahid given discharge not amounting to acquittal

  • Deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has been granted a discharge not amounting to acquittal (DNAA) on all 47 of his corruption, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and money laundering charges after four years of trial in the High Court here.
  • Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah then declared that Zahid was discharged of all charges but not acquitted. This means that the prosecution is at liberty to bring or continue with the case against Zahid at any time in the future based on similar facts and evidence from the present case.
  • Zahid had been standing trial on charges of money laundering and CBT involving millions from Yayasan Akalbudi, and accepting bribes for various projects during his tenure as home minister.

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