Rosmah to face more charges on Nov 15, her lawyer confirms

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018

PUTRAJAYA: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been asked to present herself before the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Thursday (Nov 15).

Her lawyer Datuk K Kumaraendran said Rosmah had given her statement to graft investigators ahead of her being charged.

“She (Rosmah) has completed recording her statement. She has been asked to come to court tomorrow,” he said when approached by reporters at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters on Wednesday (Nov 14).

When asked to confirm if Rosmah would be charged over the RM1.25bil solar hybrid project for schools in Sarawak, Kumaraendran said: “I will not take any questions. You will find out tomorrow in court.”

The car ferrying the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was seen leaving the MACC premises at 2.30pm.

Rosmah had arrived earlier at 11.40am and contrary to speculation, she was not arrested and instead allowed to leave.

The hybrid solar project courted controversy when whistleblower site Sarawak Report alleged that the contract was awarded to Bintulu-based company Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd.

The company is a transportation services company.

Jepak Holdings was appointed at the end of 2016 for the supply of diesel, repair of generators, and to provide solar hybrid systems for 369 rural schools in Sarawak.

On Oct 4, Rosmah was charged with 17 counts of money laundering amounting to RM14mil at the Sessions Court, over the transfer of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds into her bank account.

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