The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged former president and chief executive officer of Kumpulan Sime Darby Berhad Ahmad Zubair Murshid of criminal breach of trust and fraud.
Judge Zulqarnain Hassan made the decision after Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib said he no longer intended to continue with the prosecution against Ahmad Zubair.
He said the charges had been withdrawn after the Attorney-General’s Department accepted and was satisfied with the representation put up by the accused through his counsel, Mohamed Yusof Zainal Abiden, on July 22.
Ahmad Akram requested that the accused be discharged not amounting to an acquittal according to Section 254 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
“After receiving a briefing from the Attorney-General and considering all aspects of the law and the facts, the prosecution decided not to continue with the case because we feel that the prosecution did not reach a standard beyond reasonable doubt,” said Ahmad Akram.