On-trial Zahid asks court to return passport so he can go to Germany to treat neck, back pain

KUALA LUMPUR : Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is seeking the temporary release of his impounded passport so he can travel to Germany for medical treatment.

His lawyer Hamidi Mohd Noh made the application in the High Court here today, saying his client needed to be treated for his pain from a leading specialist in Munich, Germany.

“Because the accused has been suffering from back pain and neck pain from before.

“We are making this application to allow the accused treatment to the effect where it is effective and that is required,” he said, adding that the current pain treatment available in Malaysia was not enough for Ahmad Zahid.

He noted that Ahmad Zahid has been treated around 2013, 2014 and 2016 for such pain, saying: “And the current regime of pain intervention in Malaysia is not sufficient for him, he’s still suffering a lot, and as Yang Arif has already heard from the doctor treating him here, that the pain is not manageable and that he requires certain intervention by his consulting physician.”

The application was filed on October 4, and came up for case management today.

Deputy public prosecutor Gan Peng Kun told the court that “the prosecution has instructions not to object to the application”.

Judge Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah said he would make an order on this application next Monday.

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur High Court October 7, 2021. ― Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri
Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur High Court October 7, 2021. ― Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

By : IDA LIM – MALAY MAIL

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