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April 19 hearing for Rosmah's application for stay of high court's decision

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The application by Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former premier Najib Abdul Razak, for a stay of the decision transferring her corruption case over the solar hybrid project for Sarawak rural schools to the High Court will be heard on April 19.

The media was 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 (MACC), which provides for imprisonment up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of the gratification, or RM10,000, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

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

- Bernama

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