Up to AGC to reinstate charges against Ahmad Zahid, says MACC chief

KUALA LUMPUR: It is up to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to decide if they want to reinstate any charges against Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, says Tan Sri Azam Baki.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner said this in response to questions by reporters after attending the National Anti-Corruption Summit 2024 here on Thursday (Feb 29).

“We leave it to the AGC,” he said briefly.

On Sept 5 last year, the High Court granted the Deputy Prime Minister a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) for his 47 graft charges.

The charges were brought against Ahmad Zahid by the MACC in connection with the alleged misuse of funds regarding his charitable foundation, Yayasan Akalbudi.

On the reinstatement of the criminal case against former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Azam said the matter was decided by the court.

As such, the MACC will discuss the matter with the Attorney-General on the date for the court trial, he said.

On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal reinstated the criminal case against Muhyiddin after his four charges of power abuse involving RM232.5mil were previously struck down by the High Court.

A panel of three judges chaired by Justice Hadhariah Syed Ismail said in its unanimous decision that the High Court had erred in law when it ruled the charges were defective.

Last Feb 15, Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi granted the prosecution's application for a stay of proceedings of the money laundering case, pending its appeal over the striking out of the abuse of power charges against the former prime minister.

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