Zahid Hamidi Acquitted, But Not Off The Hook
Dr Bridget Welsh, Honorary Research Associate, University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Umno President Dato’ Sri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was acquitted of 40 bribery charges last Friday, 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 GE15. We discuss the prospects for Zahid Hamidi and implications of his acquittal for Umno with Dr Bridget Welsh of the University of Nottingham-Asia Research Institute Malaysia.
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Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar
Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar, Wong Shou Ning, Philip See
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