KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s graft case relating to a RM5mil bribe over a solar hybrid system will be heard by the High Court.
High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali allowed an application by the prosecution to transfer the case from the Sessions Court to the High Court on Friday (June 28).
Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib appeared for the prosecution.
A date for case management will be fixed later.
Earlier, DPP Akram made the application for the case to be transferred in accordance with Section 417(1)(e) of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Rosmah’s lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader did not object.
On April 10, the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed trial to a charge of receiving a RM5mil bribe from Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin through an aide, Datuk Rizal Mansor.
The money was an inducement for helping Jepak Holdings to obtain a project, known as "Project Bersepadu Sistem Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Hibrid", and the genset and diesel maintenance and operation for 369 rural schools in Sarawak worth RM1.25bil, through direct negotiations with the Education Ministry.
The offence under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 carries imprisonment up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if convicted.