Zahid sues Dr M for defamation over claim ‘to drop corruption charges’

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has documented another criticism suit – this time against Dr Mahathir Mohamad for guaranteeing that he looked for the previous state head’s assistance to drop his debasement accusations.

Zahid questioned Mahathir’s claim that he had gone to his (Mahathir’s) home with a few others soon after the fourteenth general political decision.

Mahathir, who is currently the Pejuang director, offered the expression at a party occasion at Yayasan Perdana in Putrajaya on Feb 23. A video recording was posted on a few news entryways.

Zahid, who is additionally the Bagan Datuk MP, asserted that the words expressed by Mahathir were false, unjustifiable, unconfirmed and wicked.

He asserted the words implied that he was falling back on easy routes to determine his crook cases for individual interests.

He expressed that by allusion, the words implied that he had an awful picture, and that he didn’t regard the specialists or the equity framework.

Further, he said, they really intended that as a MP and the most senior Umno pioneer, he was unable to be confided in his activities or choices.

Zahid said they additionally implied that he needed to utilize his situation to impact the then state leader to intrude in the examinations.

He said he never met Mahathir for help to determine his cases.

Mahathir was the top state leader for the subsequent time between May 2018 and February 2020.

In the suit documented at the High Court here last week through the firm of Messrs Shahrul Hamidi and Haziq, Zahid is looking for an order to prevent Mahathir from rehashing his cases, as well as bothered, general and praiseworthy harms

Last month, he recorded a comparative suit against Muhyiddin Yassin, who is said to have made a comparative case during the Johor political race.

Muhyiddin was the head of the state between March 2020 and August last year.

Zahid is being investigated on 47 charges of tax evasion and criminal break of trust including millions from Yayasan Akalbudi and taking kickbacks for different ventures during his residency as home priest.

He is additionally dealing with 33 indictments of getting pay-offs adding up to S$13.56 million (RM42 million) from Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd as an incitement to broaden the agreement of the organization as the administrator of the One-Stop Center in China and the VLN framework, and to keep up with the consent to supply VLN coordinated framework stuff to a similar organization by the home service.

Zahid was charged on one more seven considers home clergyman to have acquired for himself S$1.15 million, RM3 million, €15,000 and US$15,000 in real money from similar organization regarding his authority work.

The two preliminaries are continuous.

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