His lawyer, Kitson Foong, withdrew the application, which was filed yesterday, after being told by judge Rozina Ayob that the prosecution would need time to reply to it and also for Ahmad Zahid to obtain the visa.
“Although the applicant (Ahmad Zahid) can get the passport within a short time, it takes more than a week for to get the visa (to perform the umrah,” she said.
The court then adjourned the case and all parties went into the judge’s chambers.
Foong, when met by reporters later, said Ahmad Zahid was scheduled to go for the umrah this Jan 17, but due to time constraint his client had to postpone it.
He said he would be filing a new application for the return of the passport.
At today’s proceeding, the prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutors Datuk Raja Rozela Raja Toran and Lee Keng Fatt.