Witness: Instructions to deposit RM77m in cheques came from Zahid

M Fakhrull Halim

Modified 14 Aug 2020, 11:38 am

Instructions to deposit 92 cheques worth close to RM77 million into the Yayasan Al-Falah’s client account at Messrs Lewis & Co were said to have originated from accused Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

According to a partner at the law firm, B Muralidharan, none of the cheques and banker’s cheques had come from Yayasan Al-Falah itself, the foundation chaired by Ahmad Zahid's younger stepbrother Mohamad Nasaee Ahmad Tarmizi.

Muralidharan was testifying at the Kuala Lumpur High Court during the criminal trial of Umno president and former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid in relation to funds belonging to the latter’s foundation Yayasan Akalbudi.

In fact, according to the 87th prosecution witness, orders to...

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