Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 26

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The Kuala Lumpur High Court today vacated the afternoon session of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s corruption trial after she complained of a toothache.

Miera Zulyana

Her lawyer Datuk Jagjit Singh informed Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan that his client needed to see a dentist as she was in pain and appealed for the case to be stood down.

However, Zaini urged Jagjit to finish his cross-examination of a key witness who was in the midst of giving his testimony and said the court will vacate the afternoon session.

At that time, Rosmah’s former Special Officer Datuk Rizal Mansor, 45, was taking the stand as the prosecution’s 21st witness.

He had been cross-examined by Jagjit throughout the morning before the lawyer made the application to adjourn the trial about 11.30am.

Jagjit then continued his cross-examination before the case was adjourned about noon.

Earlier, the court heard that a RM5 million fund given by Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd to Rosmah in 2016 was actually a “political donation” to her husband, then prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and meant to finance the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s election campaigns.

Rizal affirmed to the court that Rosmah was not the intended final recipient of the RM5 million; instead, she was to hand over the funds to Najib to be used in the general election that was eventually held in 2018.

Jagjit: Would you agree based on the evidence the political donation was meant for Najib to be use for the forthcoming general elections?

Rizal: Yes, I agree.

Prior to Rizal taking the stand, both Jepak Holding managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin and his business partner, Rayyan Radzwill Abdullah had also testified in court, apart from delivering RM5 million to Rosmah personally, they had also intended to provide poltical donation to Najib due to his role in facilitating them in securing the RM1.25 billion solar hybrid project in Sarawak.

Saidi had also testified previously that he had intended to provide political donations to Najib, through Rosmah.

Earlier reports:

Sept 14, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 25

Sept 9, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 24

Aug 19, Rosmah’s 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