KUALA LUMPUR: The case against Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic), accused of 47 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT), graft and money laundering linked to Yayasan Akalbudi, will be heard at the High Court.
Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan made the order for transfer after allowing an application by Ahmad Zahid's lead counsel Hisyam Teh Poh Teik.
The court will fix a date for case management at a later date.
Earlier, Hisyam informed the court that the defence was applying to transfer the case to the High Court in accordance with Section 417 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
DPP Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairi did not object to the transfer.
The case will be called for mention before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi on Feb 28.
On Wednesday, Ahmad Zahid, who is the Bagan Datuk MP, was charged at a Sessions Court here for the third time over CBT involving RM260,000 belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi, three years ago.
On Oct 19 and Dec 14 last year, the former deputy prime minister claimed trial to 46 charges: 11 counts of CBT, eight counts of bribery, and 27 counts of money laundering involving funds belonging to the foundation.
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