April 19 hearing for Rosmah’s bid to stay case transfer to High Court

Rosmah Mansor.

KUALA LUMPUR: Rosmah Mansor’s application for a stay in decision on the transfer of her corruption case regarding a solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak to the High Court will be heard on April 19.

The media were informed of the date by deputy public prosecutor Poh Yih Tinn after the matter came up for case management before deputy registrar Raja Shahril Anuar Raja Baniamin today.

On March 20, Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad transferred the case to the High Court after being informed that High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah had, on March 15, allowed the prosecution’s application to transfer the case from the Sessions Court to the High Court.

On Nov 15 last year, Rosmah pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to two counts of soliciting RM187.5 million and receiving RM1.5 million for projects to provide solar energy to 369 rural schools in Sarawak.

The charge was made under Section 16 (a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, which provides imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

Rosmah, 67, is represented by lawyer Akberdin Abdul Kader.