Zahid's hospitalisation forces VLN corruption trial to be postponed yet again

Published on 25 Aug 2021 12:07:08 PM

After being adjourned twice due to the movement control order, the trial of Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on 40 corruption charges in connection with the Foreign Visa System (VLN) was postponed again on Wednesday (Aug 25) as the accused remained hospitalised due to an injury he suffered from a fall.

The Umno president’s counsel Hamidi Mohd Noh told reporters that it was not a concocted excuse for his client’s absence, adding that Ahmad Zahid had been suffering from a slipped disc for some time.