Special officer never brought paper bag to Isa Samad’s office – Witness

by BERNAMA/ pic by BERNAMA

THE High Court was today told that Muhammad Zahid Md Arip, the then special political officer to Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad (picture) never brought a paper bag or other bag into the office of the former Felda chairman.

Mohd Isa’s former secretary, Zuraida Ariffin @ Shaari, 49, said as far as she remembered, Muhammad Zahid would enter his employer’s room without carrying anything.

“Sometimes he would hold a paper or a thin envelope when he met Tan Sri Isa.

“If that happened, I would definitely be able to remember it, (but) it never happened,” she said when reading out her witness statement on the second day of Mohd Isa’s defence trial, involving nine corruption charges.

During the previous trial, Muhammad Zahid, who was the 21st prosecution witness, told the court that he handed the money amounting to RM3 million through nine meetings with Mohd Isa at his office at Level 49 of Menara Felda, with the money place in a paper bag and black bag.