Zahid graft trial: Company director says RM447k cheque was for protection money

Modified 3 Jul 2020, 12:28 pm

A company director testified today that a cheque from the company to law firm Lewis & Co’s trustee account for RM447,773.42 was used to pay off gangsters from disrupting a bridge construction project in Klang, Selangor in 2016.

Cergas Murni director Paul Latimer testified during former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s Yayasan Akalbudi graft trial that the Maybank cheque dated March 29, 2016, was to pay protection money to these gangsters, but he did not specify who these gangsters specifically are...

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