Rosmah appoints new lawyers in case involving $493,000 bribe over solar hybrid project

Rosmah appoints new lawyers in case involving $493,000 bribe over solar hybrid project
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KUALA LUMPUR - Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has appointed new lawyers in her case involving a RM1.5million (S$492,796) bribe over a solar hybrid system project at rural schools in Sarawak.

DPP Ahmad Akram Gharib informed the court when it was brought up for mention before High Court judge Justice Azman Ahmad.

"I was informed that Rosmah has changed her defence line-up. The new line-up has applied to have a look at the documents before the case is brought up for mention for a transfer to the High Court," he said on Monday (Dec 10).

DPP Ahmad Akram also informed the court that the prosecution would be applying to have the case tried together with that of a former special officer to the former prime minister, Datuk Rizal Mansor.

Rizal was charged with similar offences with Rosmah relating to the same project.

DPP Ahmad Akram said Rizal's lawyer has filed for his case to be transferred to the High Court and the next mention would be on Wednesday (Dec 12).

Lawyer Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader then confirmed that he and Datuk Jagjit Singh were representing Rosmah and they would need time to go through the documents in the case.

When met outside the court, Akberdin told the press that the previous defence line-up was involved in Rosmah's other case relating to the 12 money laundering charges.

"Our appointment as her new lawyers will enable the earlier defence team to focus on her other case," he said.

The court then fixed Jan 11 next year for mention.

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