Lawyer: Rosmah “emotionally upset and distressed” over court decision

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Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s lawyer, Datuk Jagjit Singh, today said her defence would be handicapped as her trial judge did not fully explain why he directed her to answer her three corruption charges today.

Earlier today, Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said that the prosecution has successfully proven a prima facie case against Rosmah on all of her three charges of corruption involving a RM1.25 billion project for the supply of electricity to 369 rural schools in Sarawak.

“We are hampered, to a certain extent, because if he had given his grounds, we know his thinking in his evaluation for calling for the defence.

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“Right now, we don’t know his thinking; we only have to guess,” Jagjit told reporters.

However, the lawyer said that he is confident the country’s justice system will give Rosmah a fair trial.

He added that Rosmah was “emotionally upset and distressed” after hearing the court’s decision and had to be comforted before being sent home.

When she was leaving the court today, there was a slight commotion as journalists swarmed around her trying to take her photograph, with some being pushed over.

Police and bystanders shouted warnings to the journalists, asking them to maintain physical distancing in line with health and safety measures.