Rosmah now at MACC HQ to give statement


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018

PUTRAJAYA : Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is now with graft investigators who are recording her statement before she is charged on Thursday (Nov 15).

The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here at 11.40am Wednesday (Nov 14).

The media, who had gathered here since 8am, could only take photographs of her Proton Perdana car bearing registration WLQ11 which zoomed past the press corps.

Her lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran was spotted arriving a few minutes before her.

There is a possibility that she will be held overnight before she is taken to the Jalan Duta Courts Complex tomorrow.

Rosmah and her former aide Datuk Rizal Mansor are said to be facing six charges involving RM6.5mil related to the RM1.25bil solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak.

This will be the second time Rosmah will be hauled to court.

On Oct 4, she was charged with 17 counts of money laundering involving over RM7mil. She was placed under arrest by the MACC when she gave her statement a day earlier.

The solar hybrid project courted controversy when Sarawak Report alleged in June that the contract was awarded to Bintulu-based company Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd on the "direct" order of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Jepak Holdings – a transportation services company – was appointed at the end of 2016 for the supply of diesel, repair of generators and to provide solar hybrid systems for the 369 schools.

Rizal was arrested by the MACC in July following allegations that he solicited money from Jepak Holdings over the project.

In June, the graft busters also arrested a company director, managing director and a lawyer over the controversial project.

The MACC began investigating the billion-ringgit project in April, a month before the general election.

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