Petaling Jaya: Netizens took to social media to precise their dismay and disbelief as Umno President Ahmed Zahid Hamidi acquitted of corruption costs in relation to the Overseas Visa System (VLN) contract.
Zahid is at the moment trending on Twitter, with over 12,000 posts mentioning the previous deputy prime minister.
One person, who goes by the deal with @shieranism, stated: “Zahid freed? severely? what garbage”.
One other, who goes by @adelkamall, commented on how properly Zahid’s lawyer will need to have been.
Person @YbSadik stated it was “disturbing” information. “Anyway, hopefully Zahid won’t be too completely happy. I consider the worst is but to come back for him,” @YbSadik stated, referring to Zahid’s cash laundering and prison breach of belief trial.
One other person, who goes by @datukhensem, quipped that if Umno supporters may settle for the court docket’s conclusion on Zahid, they would want to simply accept the choice of former prime minister Najib Razak, who just lately joined the SRC He went to jail after dropping his enchantment within the worldwide case.
“A shameless and corrupt nation,” a netizen with the nickname @shanghaifish reacted to the choice, noting proof introduced throughout a listening to the place different political leaders had been requested to obtain “political donations” was.
69-year-old Zahid was acquitted by the Excessive Court docket this morning of 40 costs of accepting a bribe from an organization to increase the Overseas Visa System (VLN) contract.
Choose Yazeed Mustafa dominated that the prosecution had failed to ascertain a prima facie case towards the Umno president and former deputy prime minister.
Zahid was charged with 33 counts of receiving bribes of S$13.56 million (RM42 million) from Extremely Grocery Sdn Bhd (UKSB) because the then House Minister, with a purpose to function the agency as an operator of a one-stop middle in China. contract might be prolonged. To keep up a contract for provide of VLN system in addition to VLN built-in system.
He was additionally charged with seven different counts of receiving S$1.15 million, RM3 million, 15,000 Swiss Francs and US$15,000 from the identical firm in connection along with his official duties.