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.”
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.
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