Former sports and youth minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman appeared in court today to face trial of misuse of funds and criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving over RM1 million, allegedly belonging to Bersatu’s youth wing, or Armada.
The trial was scheduled to begin this morning at 9 a.m. before Judge Azhar Abdul Hamid.
Yesterday, Syed Saddiq took to Instagram to explain the matter, emphasising his innocence and belief that the truth shall prevail, earning the support of netizens nationwide.
The Muar MP, 29, is the latest appointed lawmaker to join a group of politicians facing a slew of alleged corruption in the aftermath of the volatile political occurrences of February 2020.
So how did the man who has been deemed Malaysia’s one shot at revolution and change become involved in such heavy legal proceedings?
Here’s a rundown of how Syed Saddiq began to face conflicts with the law: