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Rosmah, Adnan and Najib's aide charged
Published on: Friday, November 16, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to two counts of soliciting and accepting bribes totalling RM1.5 million in connection with the supply and installation of solar energy at 369 rural schools in Sarawak two years ago, was allowed bail of RM1 million in one surety.

Elsewhere, similarly charged were Najib's Special Officer Datuk Rizal Mansor while former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was charged over a land sale.

Judge Azman Ahmad allowed Rosmah, 66, to pay RM500,000 of the bail amount today and the balance to be settled within seven days. He set Dec 10 for mention.


Earlier, the prosecution, conducted by deputy public prosecutor Datuk Umar Saifuddin Jaafar proposed bail of RM1 million for Rosmah and to surrender her passport to the court.

Lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent, representing Rosmah, did not object to the amount, but requested for the payment to be made in instalments within 10 days.

He also informed that court that his client's passport had been surrendered to another Sessions Court in another case.

However, Umar Saifuddin objected to the bail payment to be made instalments.

Najib was present in court and seen holding Rosmah's hands as they entered the court room.

Also seen in the court were Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki , Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa, former Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, Kepala Batas Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican and former Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

In another Sessions Court, Najib's former Special Officer, Datuk Rizal Mansor, 44, who pleaded not guilty to four counts of soliciting and accepting bribes, involving RM5.5 million, for himself and Rosmah over the same project, was allowed bail of RM1 million in two sureties.


Judge Rozina Ayob, who presided the case, allowed Rizal's lawyer, Ridha Abdah Subri's application for the bail amount to be paid in instalment with RM500,000 to be paid today and the balance before Nov 22.

Rizal was also ordered to surrender his passport to the court.

The prosecution, conducted by deputy public prosecutor Kamal Baharin Omar said both parties agreed to the bail amount, but the prosecution objected to it being paid in instalments.

Ridha Abdah, in requesting for his client to be allowed to pay the bail in instalments, said her client had given full cooperation to MACC during the investigation .

"My client also came to court voluntarily and had never breached his bail condition when he was in remand. Today, the bailors for my client are in court. They are his wife and a younger sister," she said.

Kamal Baharin also told the court that the case facing Rizal was related to Rosmah's case.

"Therefore, I request for time for the prosecution to apply for both the cases to be heard jointly," he added. Rozina ordered the prosecution to file an official application and set Nov 29 for mention.


Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribe of RM3 million in connection with land sale for construction of affordable homes in 2013 and 2016. He made the plea before judge Azman Ahmad.

On the first charge, Tengku Adnan, 68, who is Putrajaya Member of Parliament , 68, was alleged to have dishonestly received for himself RM1 million in gratification from a businessman, Tan Eng Boon, through a Public Bank cheque belonging to Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd that was deposited into a CIMB Bank account belonging to him (Tengku Adnan).

The gratification was for approving an application by Nucleus Properties Sdn Bhd (now known as Paragon City Development Sdn Bhd) to raise the plot ratio of the site with development at Lot 228, Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

Tengku Adnan was charged with committing the offence at CIMB Bank Berhad, Putra World Trade Centre branch, Level 2, Podium Block, Putra World Trade Centre, Jalan Tun Ismail here on Dec 27, 2013.

The charge, under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act provides an imprisonment for up to 20 years and fine of not less than five times the amount or value of the gratitication, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, if found guilty.

Tengku Adnan, who is also Umno treasurer, was also charged when he was Minister of Federal Territories, to have received for himself RM1 million without consideration from Tan through a Public Bank cheque belonging to Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd which was deposited into his account, despite knowing that Tan, who is a director at Nucleus Properties Sdn Bhd (now known as Paragon City Development Sdn Bhd) was concerned with his official function.

He was charged under Section 165 of the Penal Code for the offence and faced an imprisonment for up to two years or with fine, or both, if found guilty.

On the second charge, ​​​​​​​Tengku Adnan was alleged to have accepted for himself valuable thing in the sum of RM2 million from one Chai Kin Kong, whom he knew had connection with his official function, through a Hong Leong Islamic Bank cheque belonging to Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd which was deposited into a CIMB Bank account belonging to Tadmansori Holding Sdn Bhd which Tengku Adnan had interests in.

The offence was committed at CIMB Bank Berhad, Pusat Bandar Damansara branch, Level 1, Lot A4, Block A, Pusat Bandar Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, on June 14, 2016.

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