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Malaysian High Court to deliver verdict on Rosmah’s graft trial on July 7

THE STAR – The Malaysian High Court has fixed July 7 to deliver its decision in the corruption case of Rosmah Mansor involving the MYR1.25 billion solar hybrid project in Sarawak.

Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan also fixed 9am for the proceedings to start on the decision day.

Rosmah’s defence trial concluded on February 23 with 25 witnesses; 23 from the prosecution and two from the defence including Rosmah.

The trial lasted 42 days.

On February 18 last year, the High Court ordered Rosmah to enter her defence on all three corruption charges involving the solar hybrid project for 369 rural schools in Sarawak after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in proving a prima facie case against her.

Rosmah, 70, faces one charge of soliciting MYR187.5million and two charges of accepting bribes amounting to MYR6.5 million from former managing director of Jepak Holdings Saidi Abang Samsudin.

The bribe was allegedly received through her former special officer Rizal Mansor as a reward to help Jepak Holdings obtain the Integrated Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Hybrid System Project as well as genset/diesel maintenance and operations for 369 schools worth MYR1.25bil through the Education Ministry.

Rosmah Mansor. PHOTO: THE STAR
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