PETALING JAYA: Police are investigating the alleged leak of a court ruling in Rosmah Mansor’s corruption trial involving a Sarawak solar project worth RM1.25 billion.
Sentul police chief Beh Eng Lai said the case was being investigated under Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972 and Section 203A of the Penal Code. Both laws are related to the illegal disclosure of confidential information.
The case is also being probed under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 for improper use of network facilities.
Earlier today, the chief registrar’s office of the Federal Court lodged a police report over the alleged leak, saying it was a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the court’s operation and administration of justice.
The purported leak came less than a week after another leak allegedly of the Federal Court ruling of Rosmah’s husband Najib Razak’s SRC International case appeal ahead of the decision by the apex court on Aug 23.
Rosmah was charged with three counts of corruption linked to the RM1.25 billion Sarawak rural schools’ solar energy project.
She is accused of soliciting RM187.5 million through her former aide Rizal Mansor, as an inducement to help a company secure the solar project, and of receiving bribes amounting to RM5 million on Dec 20, 2016.
High Court judge Zaini Mazlan is scheduled to deliver his decision on Rosmah’s corruption trial at 9am on Sept 1.