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Rosmah solar trial: Defence closes case, oral submissions on April 5

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – The defence in the trial of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who faces charges involving a hybrid solar project for rural schools in Sarawak, closed its case yesterday after calling two witnesses.

High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan set on April 5 to hear oral submissions from both parties after counsel Datuk Jagjit Singh, representing Rosmah, told the court that the defence has closed its case.

“I will reserve the whole day to hear the submissions. With that, I conclude our 42 days of trial with 25 of witnesses (23 from the prosecution, two from the defence including Rosmah) in several rounds on MCO (movement control order).

“Thanks to the parties for providing assistance during the trial,” said Judge Mohamed Zaini.

He also fixed March 9 for the prosecution to file written submissions and March 30 for the defence to reply prosecution’s submissions.

On February 18 last year, Judge Mohamed Zaini ordered Rosmah to defend herself 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.

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. PHOTO: BERNAMA