Rosmah's corruption trial to resume on Dec 11

KUALA LUMPUR: The corruption trial of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor at the High Court here involving a solar hybrid project in Sarawak has been pushed to Dec 11.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib confirmed that the new date has been fixed due to the extension of the conditional movement control order (MCO).

"We received the new date via email from deputy registrar (Catherine Nicholas) last Thursday (Nov 12)," he said when contacted on Monday (Nov 16).

The hearing was initially scheduled to resume today.

Former education minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, who is the fifth prosecution witness, is expected to take the stand again for cross-examination by the defence when the trial recommences before Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan.

The court will also hear the prosecution’s application to include an audio recording of the alleged conversation involving Rosmah and her husband, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, as evidence in court.

Rosmah, 69, is accused of one charge of soliciting RM187.5mil and two counts of receiving bribes totalling RM6.5mil from Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd’s former managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin.

The bribes were allegedly received through her former special officer Datuk Rizal Mansor as a reward for helping Jepak Holdings secure the Hybrid Photovoltaic Solar System Integrated Project, as well as the maintenance and operation of diesel generator sets for 369 Sarawak rural schools worth RM1.25bil from the Education Ministry through direct negotiation.

The offences were allegedly committed at Lygon Cafe, Sunway Putra Mall, Jalan Putra here; Rosmah’s residence at Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta and at Seri Perdana, Persiaran Seri Perdana, Precinct 10, Putrajaya between Jan 2016 and Sept 2017.

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