Malaysia: Rizal a novice and servant of Rosmah, says prosecution in graft trial

The defence version that a former aide of Rosmah Mansor is the one who solicited and accepted bribes from the managing director of a company must be disbelieved as he is a “political lightweight”, the prosecution said.

In its final submission, sighted by FMT, to rebut the defence version, it said Rizal Mansor was a novice compared with Rosmah with her powerful influence as the wife of the then prime minister, Najib Razak.

“Her conversations with PW5 (prosecution witness 5), PW6 and PW12 confirm her ability to exercise her influence and her inclination to use it,” it said in the submission prepared by the prosecution team, led by ad hoc prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram, filed in the High Court on Monday.

PW5 refers to then education minister Mahdzir Khalid, and PW6 and PW12 are Madinah Mohamed and Alias Ahmad, respectively, both secretaries-general of the ministry when the project was awarded to Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd.

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