Malaysia: Bribes to Rosmah masked via fictitious agreement, says prosecution

A fictitious agreement was used to cover-up the payment of the bribes from former managing director of Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd, Saidi Abang Samsudin, to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, said the prosecution.

The prosecution, led by senior Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, said the purpose of the said agreement was to “regularise” the bribe that Rosmah would receive.

“The object was to prepare an agreement to conceal the true nature of the payment by Saidi, who is the 17th prosecution witness, to the accused. The euphemism ‘consultancy’ was used to mask the payment of the bribe, ” said the prosecution in its written submission filed at the High Court here, on Tuesday (Dec 29).

Rosmah, 69, is on trial for soliciting RM187.5mil and two counts of receiving bribes totalling RM6.5mil from Saidi, as a reward for helping Jepak Holdings to secure the Hybrid Photovoltaic Solar System Integrated Project, as well as the maintenance and operation of diesel gen-sets, for 369 rural schools in Sarawak, which was worth RM1.25bil from the Education Ministry (MOE) through direct negotiation.

The original full article can be found at thestar.com.my

(Photo: Hari Anggara)

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