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Najib to testify in Rosmah’s graft trial

Her lawyer says Najib will be called alongside other defence witnesses when proceedings begin in June.

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Najib Razak will testify as a defence witness in the corruption trial of his wife, Rosmah Mansor, relating to a RM1.25 billion solar hybrid project for 369 rural schools in Sarawak.

Rosmah’s lawyer Jagjit Singh said the former prime minister is among the witnesses to be called to testify in the nine-day proceeding which will being on June 9.

He added that the defence currently has five or six witnesses, with another 10 or so offered by the prosecution.

“We need to look into the list (of prosecution witnesses) and we also need to interview them,” he told reporters after today’s court proceeding.

Earlier, High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan ordered Rosmah to enter her defence on all three corruption charges after finding that the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against her.

Najib was seen in court sitting beside his wife and comforting her after the verdict was delivered.

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