Rosmah’s defence team gets 300 pages of documents

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 12 Jan 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is facing two corruption charges involving a solar energy project in rural schools in Sarawak, has been supplied with 300 pages of documents to help her prepare her defence.

Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar told this to Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad yesterday.

“Today is set for submission of documents under Section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code and to determine the status of the application to transfer the case to the High Court.

“The application has been filed but there is no decision yet as there are some issues raised regarding the application by the defence. I am requesting a new mention date,” said Mohd Dusuki.

The court fixed Feb 15 for mention.

Lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader, representing Rosmah, confirmed the defence had received the documents on Wednesday.

Outside the court, when asked about the matter, Mohd Dusuki said among the 300-page document handed over were tenders and letters related to the solar project.

On Nov 15 last year, Rosmah, the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to two counts of soliciting RM187.5mil and receiving RM1.5mil for the project to provide electricity to 369 rural schools in Sarawak two years ago.

She was charged under Section 16(a) (A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, and faces imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of the gratification, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

Yesterday, Rosmah was accompanied by Najib and their son Mohd Ashman. — Bernama

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