KUALA LUMPUR: The RM970mil fine imposed on Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is very high, her lawyer Datuk Jagjit Singh said.
He said there had never been a higher fine imposed in a Malaysian court.
“This is the highest fine.
“The fine is RM970mil. That is almost one billion ringgit. Can anybody afford that amount?
“Now our client has to come up with nearly RM1bil, and she doesn’t have a source of income,” Jagjit told reporters at a press conference yesterday.
Rosmah was found guilty of one count of soliciting RM187.5mil and two counts of accepting bribes – RM1.5mil and RM5mil – from the former managing director of a company.
The fine amount far surpassed her husband, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s, RM210mil fine in the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.