Rosmah Bribe Trial: Day 25

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Businessman acceded to prepare the agreement because he perceived Rizal to be in a “powerful” position as Rosmah’s special officer.

Lawrence Tee stressed that he was not misled by Datuk Rizal Mansor to prepare a “consultancy agreement” for Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd and claimed that the latter had acted consistently as the special officer of Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor, the High Court heard today.

During cross-examination by the defence, Tee admitted that he had no personal knowledge as to whether Rosmah had a direct role in issuing instructions for the preparation of the agreement, but again stressed that Rizal had consistently pursued and instructed him to prepare it.

Tee was being quizzed by Rosmah’s lawyer, Datuk Jagjit Singh, on whether Rizal had misled him by frequently name dropping “mem”, “Datin Seri” and even the “PM” as a charade in order to persuade Tee to do the agreement as a means to remunerate himself.

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Tee had repeatedly answered that he acceded to prepare the agreement because he perceived Rizal to be in a “powerful” position as Rosmah’s special officer.

Jagjit: I put it to you, in the totality of your evidence, you were misled by Rizal, in the role you were involved in, based on the perception that Rizal was the special officer to Datin Seri?

Tee: I don’t think I was misled. His behaviour has been consistent since the first time we met.

The purported agreement was for Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd to hire Taiwan-based firm Lucky Victory Limited as a consultant for the solar hybrid project.

Jagjit also asked Tee whether he had asked for fees from Jepak Holdings or Lucky Victory to prepare the agreement, to which he said no.

In the opening statement of the case, the prosecution posited that the agreement in question was a “sham agreement meant to disguise the payment and to conceal the name of the true recipient of the money”.

In this trial, Rosmah is accused of receiving RM1.5 million in two black bags with orange stripes that were allegedly brought to her house in Taman Duta and placed beside a sofa in the hall on September 7, 2017.

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The trial before High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan resumes tomorrow with Rizal taking the stand. – MMO

Earlier reports:

Sept 7, Rosmah Bribe Trial: Day 24

Aug 19, Rosmah Bribe Trial: Day 23

Aug 18, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 22

Aug 17, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 21

Aug 5, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 20

Aug 4, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 19

Aug 3, Rosmah’s bribe trial: Day 18

Jul 15. Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 17

Jul 14, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 16

Jul 13, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 15

Mar 12, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 14

Mar 11, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 13

Mar 10, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 12

Mar 9, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 11

Mar 9, Rosmah’s Ex-Aide Rizal Mansor Now in Witness Protection

Feb 20, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day Ten

Feb 20, Witness Tells Rosmah’s Trial Jepak MD Gave RM5 Million to “RM”

Feb 19, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day Nine

Feb 18, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day Eight

Feb 18, Rosmah’s Lawyer Tears into Madinah’s Testimony

Feb 17, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day Seven

Feb 17, Ex-Education Ministry Sec-Gen: Business Partners Fought over RM1.2B Solar Project

Feb 13, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day Six

Feb 13, Mahdzir Denies Hiring Lawyer to Broker Deal with AGC

Feb 12, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day Five

Feb 12, Rosmah’s Refusal to Leave Accused Dock During Lunch Break Prompts Early Adjournment

Feb 11, Rosmah’s Defence Alleges Mahdzir Private Jets to Macau, Spore, Perth to Gamble

Feb 11, Rosmah’s Defence Lawyer Paints Ex-Minister Mahdzir as Corrupt

Feb 10, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day Three

Feb 10, Ex-Minister Tells Rosmah’s Trial: I Wasn’t Bribed, Simply Followed Najib’s Orders

Feb 6, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day Two

Feb 6, Driver Delivered Bags of Cash to Rosmah’s House

Feb 6, Rosmah Allegedly Pressured Ex-Minister to Award Project to Jepak

Feb 5, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day One

Feb 5, Rosmah’s Lawyer Cries Intimidation over MACC’s Probe of Doctor Who Issued MC

Feb 5, RM6M Bribe in RM100 Bills

Feb 5, Rosmah’s Controversial FLOM Division Rebranded After Public Criticism

Feb 5, DPP: Overbearing Rosmah Wielded Considerable Influence