Rosmah called for defence against three charges relating to bribes

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KUALA LUMPUR FEB.18: The Kuala Lumpur High Court today ruled that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor,69, has to make a defence after a prima facie was established on three charges against her.

Rosmah Mansor the wife of former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was alleged to demand for RM187.5 million and two other charges for receiving bribes amounting to RM6.5 million from the former Director of Urusan Jepak Holdings, Saidi Abang Samsuddin relating to the solar hybrid project for schools in remote areas of Sarawak.

Rosmah who was seated in the dock looked calm when the Judge, Mohamed Zaini Mazlan read the decision.

Zaini ruled that the prosecution team had made its case against Rosmah over charges that she solicited and obtained bribes over a project to supply hybrid energy to rural schools in Sarawak.

He said, the prosecution had succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against her by producing enough credible evidence that could lead to Rosmah’s conviction if she opted to remain silent after being ordered to enter her defence.

However , Rosmah had chosen to give statements under oath to the prosecutor thus giving opportunity for questioning during cross-examinations.

The Court then fixed June 9,10,15,16,17, 22 and 12,15 of July for Rosmah’s defence for the three charges against her.

Meanwhile Rosmah’s lawyer, Datuk Jagjit Singh and Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kadir said, Rosmah would fight the charges against her all the way.

“She was emotionally upset and distressed. We just told her to go back and remove all the stress and relax at home,” Jagjit told reporters as Rosmah made her way out of the courtroom. –Malaysia World News



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