Rosmah’s lawyer suffers a fall

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  • Friday, 07 Aug 2020

In court: Saidi attending the trial, which was put on hold for a day, at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has put on hold for a day Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s corruption trial in connection with a solar energy project at rural schools in Sarawak as her lawyer had a fall.

Lawyer Azrul Zulkifli Stork told the presiding judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan in court yesterday that he had a fall on Wednesday night and his condition was worsening.

“I had a fall in my condo last night (Wednesday). My condition is worsening and I need to apply for the court to vacate today’s trial as I need to visit the doctor,” said the counsel, who was supposed to cross-examine a key prosecution witness.

Azrul was set to cross-examine the 17th prosecution witness, Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin, 61.

Senior deputy public prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram did not object to the defence’s application.

“Well, he’s not well, counsel’s words are like gold, no objection to vacate,” he said.

Mohamed Zaini, in allowing the trial to be vacated, said the proceedings would resume today.

Lead counsel Datuk Jagjit Singh said the defence would take about two days to cross-examine Saidi as he was the key witness in the trial. — Bernama

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