With an ambulance in tow

KUALA LUMPUR: The graft trial involving Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor that was postponed after she was hospitalised began with the arrival of her car that was followed by an ambulance.

The trial of the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was postponed on Monday as she was suffering from a “serious” illness.

Rosmah took some time to emerge from the black car with heavily tinted windows after it arrived at the High Court here at about 9.55am yesterday.

Day One: Rosmah arriving at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.Day One: Rosmah arriving at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Clad in a green-red baju kurung, Rosmah was helped out of the car by several assistants while her lawyers followed closely behind.

Journalists who had waited for her arrival as early as 8am rushed to take photographs of her and attempted to speak to her.

When asked about her health condition, she replied that she had “no choice” but to be there.

She sat in the dock silently when lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram made his opening statement in court.

While witnesses started to read out their statements and answered questions from both the prosecution and defence, Rosmah was seen writing down notes which she then passed on to her lawyers.

Najib stopped by to check in on her during the breaks for his own trial.

When he entered the courtroom, he held her hand for a moment before sitting down at the gallery.

However, unlike the supporters who turned up in droves for her husband’s court cases, only a few people could be seen accompanying Rosmah earlier in the court complex. During a break in Rosmah’s trial, the couple were seen speaking with their lawyers.

Rosmah’s first day of trial ended at about 2pm.

When asked about her medical condition by journalists outside the courtroom, she replied: “Ask my doctor.”

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