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Zahid Hamidi acquitted – but not off the hook

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Umno president Zahid Hamidi was acquitted of 40 bribery charges recently, when the Shah Alam High Court ruled that the prosecution had failed to show a prima facie case against the politician.

While his legal issues are far from over, the victory no doubt gives his supporters a morale boost and gives him a lifeline ahead of the coming general election.

BFM discusses Zahid’s prospects and the implications of his acquittal for Umno with Dr Bridget Welsh of the University of Nottingham-Asia Research Institute Malaysia.

Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar
Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar, Wong Shou Ning and Philip See

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Khoo Soo Hay
Khoo Soo Hay
1 Oct 2022 9.45am

Political crooks are crooks of the highest order. It is in their corrupted genes.

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