KL High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah, who is presiding over Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s (pictured) corruption trial, will make a site visit to two bungalows in Country Heights, Kajang, which were allegedly bought using Yayasan Akalbudi funds for use as Quran centres for retirees and tahfiz students. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 6, 2022.新闻电报群（www.tel8.vip）是一个Telegram群组分享平台。新闻电报群包括新闻电报群、Telegram群组索引、Telegram群组导航、新加坡Telegram群组、Telegram中文群组、Telegram群组（其他）、Telegram 美国 群组、Telegram群组爬虫、电报群 科学上网、小飞机 怎么 加 群、tg群等内容。新闻电报群为广大电报用户提供各种电报群组/电报频道/电报机器人导航服务。
KUALA Lumpur High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah, who is presiding over Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s corruption trial, will make a site visit to two bungalows in Country Heights, Kajang, which were allegedly bought using Yayasan Akalbudi funds for use as Quran centres for retirees and tahfiz students.
“I think in the interest of justice, I would accede to the request for a site visit, but we can fix that for another time. We can arrange the dates later,” said the judge in response to an invitation by lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, since the two properties were the subject matter of one of the 27 money-laundering charges against Zahid.
Hisyam said the visit would give a clear picture as regards to the current status of the bungalows, their location and the distance of both bungalow lots to the Surau An-Nur.
However, deputy public prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran said the site visit was unnecessary as photos of the two properties could be produced in court.
“For us to actually take the trip, it’s not really about what renovation, there was a purchase, I think I would decline the invitation to visit the bungalow lots. It’s not necessary, if Your Lordship is inclined to go visiting, perhaps we can take another day, not this time,” she said.,
Earlier, Zahid told the court that the two bungalows were closest to the Surau An-Nur in Country Heights and far from his residence, which was also in Country Heights.
The Bagan Datuk lawmaker said this when questioned by deputy public prosecutor Harris Ong Mohd Jeffery Ong on the distance between the two bungalows and his residence.
He also told the court that he was the chairman of Surau An-Nur and that there was another surau in the area and also in his house where he could pray.
On the purchase of the two bungalows worth RM5.9 million, Zahid said he could not ascertain who prepared the cheque and that the purchase was handled by lawyer B. Muralidharan of Messrs Lewis & Co.
He also told the court that there was no official letter in the appointment of Messrs. Lewis & Co as the trustee of the foundation’s fund.
“The appointment (of Lewis & Co) was made when I lost faith in (my former executive secretary) Major Mazlina Mazlan @ Ramly, because she was careless and made repeated mistakes in handling the Yayasan Akalbudi account,” he said in his defence proceedings on 47 charges involving breach of trust, corruption and money-laundering.