Rosmah’s trial: Rosmah emotional, in tears

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Questioned why Mahdzir Khalid and Rizal Mansor were not charged over the project awarded to Jepak Holdings.

Rosmah Mansor questioned why certain other prosecution witnesses like then education minister Mahdzir Khalid and her former special officer Rizal Mansor were not charged over the project awarded to Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd.

Other prosecution witnesses that she asked why no legal action was taken against for their alleged involvement in the matter are former education ministry secretary-generals Madinah Mohamed and Alias Ahmad, as well as Jepak Holdings’ former managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin.

Rosmah claimed that the prosecution, instead of charging these witnesses, had called them to testify and “point fingers” against her, who had no official positions in government and was unable to greenlight the project.

“This is a heinous and malicious act against me and my family.

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“This is also a form of malicious and selective prosecution against me,” she said before sobbing loudly in court.

Her visible crying caused her lead defence counsel, Akberdin Abdul Kader, to ask whether she was okay, to which the accused replied she was fine and could continue with her testimony.

Rosmah then apologised to High Court Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan for her brief emotional outburst before drying her tears, and then composing herself and continuing with her statement.

“I am sorry, Yang Arif, I have gone through a lot,’’ she said, emotionally.

Rosmah also questioned why the prosecution did not call to the witness stand or charge Pekan Umno division secretary Aazmey Abu Talib, who the court previously heard had allegedly received bribe in order to help Saidi secure the minutes of then-premier Najib.

It was contended that the minutes played a role in Jepak Holdings securing the solar hybrid energy project.

Today is the second day of the defence stage of the trial.

Earlier reports:

Oct 5, Rosmah’s trial: Rosmah tears into Rizal’s testimony

Feb 10, Rosmah’s bribe trial: Rosmah to know fate on Feb 18

Dec 31, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Fictitious Consultancy Agreement Masked Bribe Payment to Rosmah

Dec 30, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Defence Says No Proof to Show Rosmah Solicited, Received Bribes

Dec 11, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Prosecution Concludes Its Case

Oct 7, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 30

Oct 6, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 29

Oct 5, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 28

Sept 17, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 27

Sept 15, Rosmah’s Bribe Trial: Day 26

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