Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi arrives for his corruption trial at Shah Alam High Court on June 14, 2022. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
By Kenneth Tee
Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 11:35 AM MYT
SHAH ALAM, June 17 — Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB) had referred to Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as “Monster”, after the Mamee Monster snack brand, in its ledger for cash payments of hundreds of thousands of ringgit to the former home minister between 2014 and 2018, the High Court heard today.
This was revealed during the examination-in-chief of former UKSB administrative manager David Tan, who is also the prosecution’s 17th witness.
Examined by deputy public prosecutor Datuk Raja Rozela Raja Toran, Tan explained that he had assigned code names to numerous recipients of firm’s financial contributions — in order to conceal their true identities — to various politicians, government staff and Ahmad Zahid himself.
“I wish to clarify, at the time I was eating a Mamee Monster snack when I was making an entry in the ledger for Datuk Seri (Ahmad Zahid),” Tan explained.
Tan further affirmed in court that only he alone had knowledge of all the code names he had assigned in the ledger, adding that he was “worried” it would accidentally fall into the wrong hands and subsequently be exposed.
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