Rosmah Arrested over RM1.25B Sarawak Solar Project

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Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is set to be charged again with bribery in relation to the rural Sarawak schools solar project case.

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said in a statement that it had received the consent from the Attorney General’s Chambers to charge the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

She will be charged under Section 16(A)(a) of the MACC Act at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Wednesday (April 10) morning.

On Tuesday (April 9), MACC had detained Rosmah at 1.45pm after she came to the commission’s headquarters to help complete investigations into the solar project case.

She was released on bail later.

Reportedly, Rosmah left the MACC headquarters hurriedly at 3.15pm in a black Proton Perdana.

The car beat a red traffic light as it dodged members of the media who were waiting for her.

If convicted, Rosmah faces a 20-year jail sentence or a fine of five times the amount of the bribe given or solicited.

In November 2018, Rosmah had claimed trial to two counts of graft involving RM187.5mil relating to projects to provide electricity to schools in Sarawak.

In the first charge, Rosmah was accused of soliciting for herself an RM187.5mil bribe from Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin through her aide Datuk Rizal Mansor.

She was also accused of receiving RM1.5mil from Saidi as a reward for assisting Jepak Holdings in obtaining the same project.