The Kuala Lumpur High Court today vacated Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s corruption trial as her defence counsel, who is tasked to cross-examine a prosecution witness, is unwell.
In a short proceeding, lawyer Azrul Zulkifli Stork told the presiding judge, Mohamed Zaini Mazlan, that he had a fall last night and his condition was worsening.
“I had a fall in my condo last night. My condition is worsening, and I need to apply for the court to vacate today’s trial as I need to visit the doctor,” he said.
Azrul is tasked to cross-examine the 17th prosecution witness, Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin, 61, today.
Senior deputy public prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram did not object to the defence’s application.
Justice Mohamed Zaini, in allowing the trial to be vacated, said the proceedings will resume on Aug 7.
Rosmah, 69, clad in yellow baju kurung and scarf, was present in the courtroom.
Lead defence counsel, Datuk Jagjit Singh, when met by reporters later said that the defence will take about two days to cross-examine Saidi as he is the key witness in the trial.