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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has arrived for her court date today on the decision of whether she must enter her defence in a corruption trial involving a RM1.25 billion project to supply electricity to schools in Sarawak.
Rosmah arrived at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur at 9.15am, alighting from a black car and wearing a beige baju kurung and platform slippers.
Her husband, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak who also faces his graft trial involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) later today, was seen entering the court about eight minutes later in a blue suit.
Earlier, at 8.40am, Sabah Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin was also seen entering the court.
In his 1MDB trial yesterday, Najib asked the court to push back the time of today’s start from 9.30am, saying he wanted to provide emotional support to his wife during her case proceedings that was scheduled at the same time.
High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah agreed to defer Najibs trial to 10am or whenever Rosmah’s case proceedings concluded.
Rosmah’s trial started on February 5, 2020. She’s accused of soliciting RM187.5 million in bribes and receiving bribes totalling RM6.5 million from Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd’s managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin in exchange for helping the company secure the RM1.25 billion project for the supply of electricity to 369 rural schools in Sarawak.
The prosecution, led by Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, last year called a total of 23 prosecution witnesses to testify in the trial.