PM to explain Zahid's graft case outcome in Parliament tomorrow, says Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is scheduled to explain the outcome of the graft case involving Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in Parliament on Tuesday (Sept 19)

"Insyallah, the Prime Minister will be in the Dewan Rakyat tomorrow (Sept 19) between 2.30pm or 3pm to answer," the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law and Institutional Reforms) Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said in Dewan Rakyat on Monday. (Sept 18)

She was responding to a question by Opposition chief Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan on whether the Tambun MP would explain the court's decision to grant Ahmad Zahid a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) in his recent graft case.

"Will Tambun be present in Dewan to explain the DNAA as what he said he would do last Friday?," Takiyuddin asked during Azalina's ministerial wrap up on the 12th Malaysia Plan mid-term review.

Ahmad Zahid was granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal for all 47 graft charges involving Yayasan Akalbudi funds by the High Court after Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar applied for the charges against Zahid to be dropped at the onset of the hearings on Sept 4.

This was after the Attorney General's Chambers accepted a letter sent by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) seeking a review of the charges against Ahmad Zahid on Feb 20 2023, according to Ahmad Zahid’s lawyers’ statement.

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