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Oct 5 case management for Rosmah's appeal against graft conviction, jail sentence

The case management will be held before a Court of Appeal deputy registrar.

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Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak. Photo: Bernama
Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak. Photo: Bernama

Rosmah Mansor's appeal against her conviction, 10-year jail sentence and RM970 million fine in her RM1.25 billion corruption case on a solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak is set for case management on Oct 5.

When contacted, her lawyer Akberdin Abdul Kader confirmed the case management date.

The case management will be held before a Court of Appeal deputy registrar.

On Sept 1, Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan found Rosmah, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, guilty of three charges of corruption and sentenced her to 10 years in jail for each of the charges with all three prison terms to run concurrently.

He also fined her RM970 million which, should she fail to pay, will see her liable to a total of 30 years in jail.
 
Rosmah was accused of one count of soliciting RM187.5 million and two counts of receiving bribes totalling RM6.5 million from Jepak Holdings former managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin.

The High Court however granted her a stay of execution for the imprisonment term and fine pending her appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Rosmah filed an appeal against her conviction and sentence on Sept 2. In her notice of appeal, she said she was not satisfied with the overall decision of the High Court judge.

She is also appealing against the High Court's decision to turn down her application to disqualify Zaini from hearing and deciding on her case.

In his judgment, Zaini held that Rosmah's defence was mere denial, that the RM6.5 million was indeed for her, and that she received the money at her residences in Jalan Langgak Duta and Seri Perdana.

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