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Punished in Malaysia, ignored in Nepal

6 January 2020 and 12 July 2019 by Ramu Sapkota (former Money Trail trainee Jakarta 2019)

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission began prosecution against Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister and Internal Affairs Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, for charges against corruption related to migrant labour. One of the charges claims he took more than 42 million Malaysian Ringgit (more than $10 million), as a bribe for letting the Malaysian company, Ultra Kirana, become a One Stop Center (OSC) for visa processing and labour migration from Nepal. If these allegations are proven, Hamidi could face a jail sentence of up to 20 years. Zahid goes on trial in October 2020.

Please read the full article on the CIJ Nepal website here in Nepali Times here and  in Free Malaysia Today here