Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will be filing an appeal against her conviction and sentence.
Her lead counsel Datuk Jagjit Singh said his client was shocked and disappointed with the High Court decision today.
“….but thank God she is able to go back home and be with her family tonight.
“We will be filing the appeal within the prescribed time, perhaps starting from tomorrow. We have about 10 days to appeal all the charges,” he said.
Rosmah was jailed 10 years and fined RM970 million after she was convicted of corruption involving the RM1.25 billion project to supply solar hybrid energy to rural schools in Sarawak.
Meanwhile, lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram attributed today’s conviction to his team of deputy public prosecutors (DPP) including Ahmad Akram Gharib, Mustafa P Kunyalam and Poh Yin Tinn as well as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commissions (MACC) officers who dedicated their blood and sweat to the case since day one.
The lead prosecutor stressed that none of the DPPs or the investigating officers had any personal interests in the case, as they were just doing their job, as tasked.
“We are just tasked to do a job, and we did it. Many accusations have been thrown against my DPPs, which I think is not fair because they are just doing their job.
“My DPPs performed 100 per cent. I might’ve been slacking, but not them.
“I couldn’t have done my job if I did not receive such strong support from them, so realistically. Thank you very much.
“It is not our role to be happy about someone else’s grief. We are not happy, or unhappy about anything. We just do our job, and we get on to the next case,” he told reporters after today’s proceeding. – NST