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Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s Yayasan Akalbudi trial rescheduled to April

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s defence trial for criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering involving Yayasan Akalbudi (YAB) funds has been rescheduled to resume on April 10.

High Court Judge Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah fixed the hearing for 27 days at case mention today which was attended by deputy public prosecutor Datuk Raja Rozela Raja Toran and Ahmad Zahid’s lawyer Datuk Hisyam Teh Poh Teik.

The court fixed the hearing for April 10-13, May 15-18, June 12-15, July 24-27, and Aug 1-3, 7-10 and 21-24.

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Earlier, Raja Rozela told the court that today was set for case mention and that additional dates had been fixed.

“The (new) dates agreed to by both parties are June 12-15, July 24-27 and Aug 1-3, 7-10 and 21- 24, so the dates already fixed for April and May remain,” said Raja Rozela.

Hisyam then confirmed the matter.

Ahmad Zahid, 70, dressed in a black suit, arrived in court at 8.45 am.

The defence has so far called six witnesses, including Ahmad Zahid himself, to testify.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also Rural and Regional Development Minister, is facing 47 charges, namely 12 on criminal breach of trust, eight on corruption and 27 on money laundering involving tens of millions of ringgit belonging to YAB.

NMT as reported by Bernama