Rosmah’s solar project case to be heard in High Court

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrives at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex May 10, 2019. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrives at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex May 10, 2019. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — The case of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, over a solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak will be heard in the High Court.

High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali allowed an application by the prosecution, represented by DPP Ahmad Akram Gharib, to transfer the case from the Sessions Court.

Ahmad Akram informed the court earlier that Rosmah’s counsel, Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader, did not object to the application.

The date of the case management is to be determined later.

On April 10 last year, Rosmah, 68, pleaded not guilty to a charge of having received gratification of RM5 million from Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin, 60, through her aide Datuk Rizal Mansor.

She was allegedly given the money for assisting Jepak Holdings to obtain a solar hybrid project for 396 rural schools in Sarawak through direct negotiations with the Education Ministry.

She allegedly committed the offence at her home on Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta here, on December 20, 2016. — Bernama

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