High Court to hear Rosmah’s RM5mil graft case

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  • Saturday, 29 Jun 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s graft case rela­ting to a RM5mil bribe over a solar hybrid system will be heard at the High Court.

High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali has allowed an application by the prosecution to transfer the case from the Sessions Court to the High Court.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib appeared for the prosecution. A date for case management would be fixed later.

Earlier, DPP Akram applied for the case to be transferred in accordance to Section 417 (1)(e) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Rosmah’s lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader did not object.

On April 10, the wife to 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) MACC Act 2009 carries imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine of no less than five times the amount of gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if convicted.

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