Rosmah found guilty, given 10-year jail sentence and fined record RM970 mln

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 – Datin Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, was found guilty at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today on three charges of corruption brought against her.

She had been charged with soliciting RM187.5 million from former Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin through her former aide, Rizal Mansor, to help the company get the RM1.25 billion Sarawak schools’ solar energy project.

She was also charged with receiving a bribe amounting to RM5 million from Saidi, through Rizal, at Seri Perdana in Putrajaya on Dec 20, 2016, and receiving another RM1.5 million from Saidi at Jalan Langgak Duta on Sept 7, 2017.

She was sentenced 10 years in jail and a record fine of RM970 million by the court.

Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said the prosecution had proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

As the judge granted her a stay of sentence, she will not be going to jail. She can appeal at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Last week, her husband, Najib began serving a 12-year jail sentence following the rejection of his appeal at the Federal Court against his guilty verdict on the SRC International case.