Zahid can now travel to Munich for medical treatment
Posted on: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi can now travel to Munich, Germany for medical treatment after the High Court on Monday allowed his request to release his passport. Judge Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah granted Ahmad Zahid’s request for the temporary return of his confiscated passport to seek treatment from a leading specialist in Munich for back and neck pain. âThe request is accepted subject to an additional deposit. Just to clarify, the aim is for surgery and the location is limited to Germany, âJudge Sequerah said. Umno’s president had requested the release of his passport on October 26 and is expected to return on November 21.
Judge Sequerah is the presiding judge in Ahmad Zahid’s corruption cases. Ahmad Zahid, 68, faces 47 charges – 12 for CBT, eight for corruption and 27 for money laundering – involving tens of millions of ringgit belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi.
Earlier, Shah Alam High Court Judge Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa also authorized Ahmad Zahid’s same request for the passport to be released. Judge Mohd Yazid is the trial judge in the Ahmad Zahid corruption case in which he faces 40 counts of extending the contract to Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) to operate the foreign visa (VLN).