KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi faces an additional charge for criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM10 million (S$3.2 million).
The charge was read out on Friday (Dec 14).
Zahid was accused of committing CBT by dishonestly giving a loan of RM10 million from his charity, Yayasan Akalbudi, to Armada Holdings in December 2015.
He was charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum of 20 years' jail, whipping and a fine, if convicted.
He later claimed trial to the charge and the court fixed Feb 20 for mention.