The High Court of Malaysia finds former first lady Rosmah Mansor guilty of corruption.
A Malaysian court on Thursday found Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, guilty of seeking and receiving bribes in exchange for government contracts, just days after her husband was jailed for corruption. Kuala Lumpur High Court Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said the prosecution proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt. He had still to deliver his sentence. Rosmah, 70, had pleaded not guilty to three charges of soliciting and receiving bribes between 2016 and 2017 to help a company secure a $279 million solar power supply project from the government when her husband was in power.
Rosmah Mansor was sentenced to 10 years’ jail and fined RM970 million (S$303 million) for graft on Thursday, just over a week after her husband was jailed when Malaysia’s highest court affirmed his corruption conviction. Rosmah, 70, was found guilty by Malaysia’s High Court of soliciting a total of RM194 million in bribes to help solar energy firm Jepak Holdings secure a RM1.25 billion solar hybrid project for hundreds of schools in Sarawak in 2016. The sentence is stayed pending her appeal against conviction. She is allowed to remain out on bail, which has been maintained at RM2 million.