Rosmah’s lawyer suffers a fall, trial adjourned

Rosmah Mansor’s lawyer, Azrul Zulkifli Stork, said he suffered a fall at his home.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Rosmah Mansor corruption trial at the High Court here was postponed after a defence lawyer who was scheduled to cross-examine a prosecution witness reported feeling unwell.

Her counsel, Azrul Zulkifli Stork, told judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan that he slipped and fell in his condominium apartment yesterday.

“I will not be able to conduct the cross examination,” he said, in seeking an adjournment.

Ad-hoc prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram did not object to the application. “If the counsel says he is unwell then it is written in gold,” Sri Ram said.

Zulkifli was scheduled to question Saidi Abang Samsudin, then managing director of Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd, the prosecution’s 16th witness.

The trial has been adjourned to Aug 17.

Rosmah, wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, has been accused of three counts of corruption.

She was charged with soliciting RM187.5 million from Saidi as an inducement to help the company secure a RM1.25 billion solar hybrid project in Sarawak and is also accused of receiving bribes amounting to RM6.5 million from Saidi between 2016 and 2017.