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Here Are The Details Of The 45 Charges Zahid Has Been Slapped With Involving RM114 Million

Zahid is the first UMNO president to be charged in court.

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Earlier today, 19 October, UMNO president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was charged with a total of 45 charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power involving over RM114 million

Justice Azura Alwi set the bail at RM2 million, which she allowed being paid in two instalments - RM1 million today and the remaining to be paid before 26 October.

The UMNO president posted the first instalment, RM1 million, of his total RM2 million bail amount and walked out of the court complex within two hours of being charged.

Here's a breakdown of the 45 charges against Zahid

27 charges are for money laundering that falls under Section 4 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

10 charges for criminal breach of trust (CBT) that falls under Section 409 of the Penal Code, with remaining eight for receiving gratification that falls under Section 16 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009.

No sitting UMNO president has ever been charged in court, making Zahid the first.

The UMNO president waves to his supporters gathered outside the court complex.

Image via Malaysiakini

Here's a breakdown of the amount involving RM114 million

RM71.97 million under money laundering
RM20.79 million under CBT, and
RM21.25 million in gratification as Home Minister

What stands out among these the most are the eight charges of bribery involving the RM21.25 million, which Zahid is said to have pocketed in return for projects given out to private companies while he was in charge of the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2013 to 2018. The alleged corruption took place from July 2016 to March 2018.

It took about 55 minutes for the total charges to be read out as Zahid stood in the dock.

Finally, the details and of the 45 charges:

27 Money laundering:

RM3.8 million as a fixed deposit on 27 May 2016.
RM3 million as a fixed deposit on 14 June 2016.
RM4.6 million as a fixed deposit on 14 June 2016.
RM3 million as a fixed deposit on 16 June 2016.
RM9,350,265.21 as a fixed deposit on 13 July 2016.
RM5,460,361.14 as a fixed deposit on 21 July 2016.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 29 August 2016.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 13 September 2016.
RM1.2 million as a fixed deposit on 7 November 2016.
RM619,680.70 as a fixed deposit on 6 January 2017.
RM3 million as a fixed deposit on 9 January 2017.
RM1.2 million as a fixed deposit on 17 January 2017.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 15 February 2017.
RM1.2 million as a fixed deposit on 14 April 2017.
RM6 million as a fixed deposit on 28 April 2017.
RM8,348,040.90 as a fixed deposit on 11 May 2017.
RM1.8 million as a fixed deposit on 17 August 2017.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 10 October 2017.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 17 November 2017.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 20 December 2017.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 17 January 2018.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 14 February 2018.
RM700,000 as a fixed deposit on 20 March 2018.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 20 March 2018.
RM600,000 as a fixed deposit on 11 April 2018.

Money laundering by ordering the conversion of RM6,885,270.20 in cash into 30 cheques to be used for fixed deposits between 29 March 2016 and 15 July 2016.

Money laundering by purchasing two bungalows in Mukim Kajang, Hulu Langat, Selangor for RM5.9 million on 9 January 2017.

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10 Criminal Breach of Trust involving Yayasan Akal Budi (YAB):

RM537,513.64 from YAB between 13 January 2014 and 23 December 2014.
RM38,070.49 from YAB between 19 February 2014 and 29 October 2014.
RM107,509.55 from YAB between 22 January 2015 and 23 September 2015.
RM708,134.47 from YAB between 27 January 2015 and 21 August 2015.
RM3,914.84 from YAB on 20 March 2015.
RM17,953,185.21 from YAB between 23 June 2015 and 28 June 2015.
RM30,635.80 from YAB on 9 July 2015.
RM100,000 from YAB on 20 August 2015.
RM1,300,000 from YAB on 23 November 2015.
RM54,168.99 from YAB on 11 January 2016.

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8 receiving gratification (bribery):

Zahid is said to have pocketed a total of RM13.5million as the then home minister in bribes from Mastoro Kenny IT Consultant & Services in return for helping the company obtain MyEG projects.

Zahid as Home Minister accepted an RM250,000 cheque on 15 July 2016
He accepted 13 cheques worth RM8million between 7 December 2016 to 5 January 2017.
He accepted 10 cheques worth RM5million on 8 February 2017.

As the then Home Minister, Zahid is said to have pocketed a total of RM6million from Datasonic Group Berhad's director Chew Ben Ben in bribes, which allowed Datasonic to win a direct tender contract from Home Ministry to supply Malaysian passport chips.

He accepted an RM5million cheque on 26 April 2017.
He accepted another RM1million cheque on 26 April 2017.

Zahid is also accused of receiving a total of RM2million in bribes from Profound Radiance Sdn Bhd’s director Azlan Shah Jaffril, resulting in the company being appointed as the operator for running migrant visa One Stop Centres (OSC) in Pakistan and Nepal.

He accepted an RM300,000 cheque on 3 August 2017.
He accepted an RM1million cheque on 9 January 2018.
He accepted an RM700,000 cheque on 15 March 2018

Meanwhile, Justice Azura has set 14 December as the next date of mention and has ordered Zahid to surrender his passport

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