Asia Malaysia 300 pages of documents related to corruption charges submitted to Rosmah’s defense...

300 pages of documents related to corruption charges submitted to Rosmah’s defense team.




- Advertisement -

The prosecution team that brought charges against Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak, has submitted all the pertinent documents regarding the case to the defense.

Rosmah is facing two charges of corruption concerning solar energy projects in rural schools in Sarawak, a Malaysian state on Borneo.

Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar, the deputy public prosecutor, told Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad that the application to transfer the case to the High Court has not yet been settled, and therefore a new mention date for the case is yet to be determined.

According to Free Malaysia Today (FMT), Dusuki said, “The application has been filed but there is no decision yet as there are some issues raised regarding the application by the defence. I am requesting a new mention date.”

- Advertisement -

The court had set February 15 for mention.

Akberdin Abdul Kader, the lawyer of Rosmah Mansor, said that the defense had already received all documents pertinent to the case by Wednesday and that these documents were under review. The other lawyer representing her is Jagjit Singh.

The prosecution handed over a total of 300 pages in all to the defense, according to Akberdin.

Meanwhile, Dusuki said that among these documents were letters and tenders in connection with the solar project.

Rosmah pleaded not guilty last November to the charge of soliciting RM187.5 million and receiving RM1.5 million in a specific project that would supply power to nearly 370 provincial schools in Sarawak in 2016.

The former First Lady of Malaysia has been charged under Section 16(a) (A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act (MACC). If found guilty she may face a jail term of as long as 20 years, as well as “a fine of not less than five times the amount of the gratification of RM10,000, whichever is higher,” FMT reports.

Read related: Former PM Najib and wife Rosmah file to strike out RM676 million lawsuit

Send in your scoop to 

- Advertisement -

NAC: Stop quarrelling with The Substation and help Chiya Amos

The late DPM, Foreign and Culture Minister S Rajaratnamonce observed that many Singaporeans knew the exact price of almost everything but could not always appreciate the real value of certain things. I might add until it’s too late. Is this trait...

Pining for pizza? These pizzerias will surely satisfy your cravings

Singapore — With all the interesting food choices out there, pizza remains a fan favourite, perfect for pleasing palates of all ages. But where to go for your pizza fix? Tired of nondescript, fast food-style pizza? It is a universal truth...

Ong Ye Kung: Train fares so far are not enough to cover operating costs

Singapore – While the government will continue to subsidise rail and bus operations, the bill to taxpayers "cannot keep ballooning," said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung, noting fares also need to be adjusted. Speaking in Parliament during his ministry's Committee of Supply...

Send in your scoop to