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Rosmah case: Prosecution to prove she solicited bribe

Rosmah (in green) arriving for the start of her trial.

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KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 5, 2020: A prosecutor has claimed that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, was bossy and could influence government decisions.

According to prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, Rosmah wielded considerable influence due to her overbearing nature.

As a result the prosecution will by direct and circumstantial evidence prove that Rosmah had solicited a bribe and received gratification as outlined in the charges against her.

Rosmah is being tried on a charge of soliciting RM187.5 million and two counts of receiving RM6.5 million from Jepak Holdings Sdn. Bhd. managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin through her former aide Datuk Rizal Mansor for projects to provide solar energy to Sarawak schools.

She allegedly committed the offences between March and September 2018.

The much-awaited corruption trial before Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan was scheduled to start on Monday but was postponed to today as Rosmah was unwell and hospitalised.

Zaini said the court sympathised with Rosmah and that she will allowed to sit on a wheelchair and granted as many breaks as necessary during the trial whenever she doesn’t feel well.

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