Rosmah Hospitalised

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Not the first time Rosmah had called in sick for court proceedings, as she had also done so previously during a case mention on April 5, 2019 and also during court proceedings in May 2019.

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was admitted at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur last night for severe neck and backache, her lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader confirmed today.

“Yes, for some medical complication and further observation on doctor’s advice,” Akberdin was quoted as saying.

However, the lawyer said it is still unknown how many days Rosmah will be warded, as the decision is up to the doctors.

NST

Yesterday, Rosmah was absent from the court on the scheduled first day of her first trial involving an alleged bribes-for-contract scandal.

According to reports, Rosmah was accompanied by her husband Datuk Seri Najib Razak as she was admitted into the hospital at about 10.30 pm last night.

It was reported that Rosmah has been undergoing treatment at the same hospital before this.

Yesterday in court Rosmah’s lawyers produced a medical certificate to explain her absence, saying that the sick leave was for until February 8.

Lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram had however objected to the medical certificate being used to justify her absence in courtroom, arguing that he too was suffering from some of the medical conditions that Rosmah was said to have.

He even called on the judge to revoke Rosmah’s bail and throw her in prison to ensure her attendance in court.

Rosmah’s lead defence lawyer Datuk Jagjit Singh pointed out that Rosmah’s medical conditions are “ongoing” and “flares up from time to time”.

High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan sympathised with Rosmah’s condition but insisted that the trial resume tomorrow, adding that she could come to court in a wheelchair if necessary.

This is not the first time Rosmah had called in sick for court proceedings, as she had also done so previously during a case mention on April 5, 2019 and also during court proceedings in May 2019.