UMNO Chief ordered to face corruption charges

KUALA LUMPUR (AGENCIES) – Malaysia’s High Court has ordered United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi  to enter his defence on 47 charges of corruption, bribery and money laundering.

Malaysian media reported that Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah made the ruling yesterday after finding that the prosecution had established a prima facie case against Ahmad Zahid.

The 69-year-old former deputy prime minister faces 12 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) in relation to charitable foundation Yayasan Akalbudi’s funds, 27 counts of money laundering and eight counts of bribery charges, according to Malay Mail.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin