Rosmah Mansor charged for soliciting RM5 million in bribes

Rosmah Mansor charged for soliciting RM5 million in bribes

KUALA LUMPUR: Pekan MP Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wife, Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor was formally charged today in Sessions Court for soliciting RM5 million in bribes.

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission confirmed the charge yesterday.

The amount was an inducement from Saidi Abang Samsuddin that she received at Jalan Langgak Duta on December 20, 2016.

It was meant to ensure that the solar project in 369 rural schools in Sarawak is awarded to Saidi’s company.

The amount was collected on her behalf by her aide, Rizal Mansor who was previously jointly charged.

The charge was proffered under Section 16(A)(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act and is punishable under Section 24(1) of the same law.

Section 16 (A) (a) stipulates that accepting gratification is an offence whereas section 24(1) provides the punishment- RM10,000 or five times the amount of bribery, whichever is higher, along with 20 years imprisonment.

The current charge faced by Rosmah is the 20th faced by Rosmah. Previously she was charged for money laundering, tax evasion and accepting bribes.

Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar proposed that bail is set at RM1 million with one surety to judge Azura Alwi.

Defence lawyer Datuk Jagjit Singh is representing Rosmah.

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