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Rosmah, Ku Nan and two others charged

November 15, 2018

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court will witness former premier Najib Abdul Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor and former federal territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor being charged this afternoon.

Rosmah and Tengku Adnan, who is also known as Ku Nan, will be charged for graft before Sessions judge Azman Ahmad.

Meanwhile, Rosmah’s aide Rizal Mansor will also be charged at a separate court before judge Azural Alwi whereas developer Tan Eng Boon will be facing charges before judge Rozina Ayob.

Tengku Adnan will be represented by lawyers Tan Hock Chuan and SS Ruban. Rosmah will be represented by K Kumaraendran and Geethan Ram Vincent.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rizal accused of soliciting bribes for boss, and himself
  • Ku Nan charged over RM3m cheque from businessmen
  • RM1m bail for Ku Nan, ordered to surrender passports
  • Bail for Rizal set at RM1m
  • 14 development projects mentioned in Ku Nan’s charge sheet

Malaysiakini reports from the Kuala Lumpur court complex live.

14 development projects mentioned in Ku Nan’s charge sheet

3.30pm: The following are Kuala Lumpur development projects mentioned in the second charge sheet against Tengku Adnan:

  1. An offer to buy 21 acres of land for a joint proposal with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to develop affordable housing at Taman Metropolitan Kepong.
  2. A proposal to buy 1.15 acres of land for the purpose of developing affordable housing in Seksyen 85A, Bandar Baru Sentul
  3. A proposal to buy 6.846 hectares of land in Bukit Jalil to develop 1Malaysia civil servant housing (PPA1M) and apartments.
  4. A proposal to buy 48,106 sq ft of land in Batu 4, Jalan Kelang Lama to develop office buildings.
  5. A proposal to buy 3.75 acres of land in Kampung Pandan to build affordable housing
  6. A proposal to buy 8.719 acres of land in Kampung Pandan to build affordable housing.
  7. A proposal to buy 1.8 acres of land in Jalan Padang Tembak to build affordable housing.
  8. A proposal to buy 1.07 acres of land in Taman Desa to build apartments and affordable housing.
  9. A proposal to buy 11,341 sq ft of land in Setapak to build apartments and affordable housing.
  10. A proposal to develop 1,208 apartment units in two phases.
  11. A proposal to buy 42.43 acres of land in Taman Desa to build affordable housing
  12. A proposal to buy 4.5 acres of land adjacent to Jalan Kuchai Lama 6 to build affordable housing.
  13. A proposal to buy 8,500 sq m of land in Taman Metro Prima to build affordable housing.
  14. A proposal to buy 3.138 acres of land in Petaling to build affordable housing.

Bail for Rizal set at RM1m

3.10pm: Judge Rozina Ayob sets bail at RM1 million for Rizal, which is to be paid in two instalments. The former aide to Rosmah is also instructed to surrender his passports.

DPP Kamal Bahrain Omar tells the court that the prosecution will apply to have Rizal’s case jointly heard with Rosmah’s. This will be heard during pre-trial proceedings on Nov 29.

RM1m bail for Ku Nan, ordered to surrender passports

3.05pm: Tengku Adnan’s lawyer Tan Hock Chuan agrees to the RM1 million bail suggested by the prosecution.

Judge Azman fixes the bail at RM1 million with two sureties and orders the former minister to surrender his international and diplomatic passports.

He fixes Dec 12 for the mention of the case.

Rizal accused of soliciting bribes for boss, and himself

2.57pm: Four charges were read against Rizal Mansor. The prosecution is accusing Rizal of soliciting or receiving bribes from Saidi Abang Samsudin, the managing director of Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd on four occasions.

According to the first charge, Rizal solicited RM187.5 million for Rosmah from Saidi as an inducement for her assistance in winning a government contract. The second charge accuses Rizal of soliciting RM25 million for himself. Both offences allegedly happened between March and April 2016.

The third charge accuses Rizal of receiving RM5 million in gratification meant for Rosmah on Dec 20, 2016 as a reward for assisting Jepak Holdings win a government contract. The final charge accuses Rizal of receiving RM500,000 in gratification for himself on Dec 23, 2016.

All four charge sheets relate to the Education Ministry’s Projek Bersepadu Sistem Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Hibrid dan Penyelenggaraan dan Operasi Genset/Diesel Bagi 369 Sekolah Luar Bandar Sarawak, valued at RM1,250,000,000, which was awarded to Jepak Holdings without an open tender process.

If convicted under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009, Rizal can be jailed up to 20 years and fined not less than five times the value of the gratification for each offence.

Rizal claims trial to all four charges.

Ku Nan charged over RM3m cheque from businessmen

2.55pm: An alternative first charge is read against Tengku Adnan regarding the RM1 million. He claims trial to the alternative charge as well – which now describes Tan Eng Boon as a director of Nucleus Properties.

In the second charge, Tengku Adnan is accused of accepting, in his capacity as federal territories minister, an RM2 million cheque from Chai Kin Kong – founder of Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd.

This is with the alleged knowledge that Aset Kayamas, Sinerjuta Sdn Bhd, Fiber Vista Sdn Bhd, Era Ecoland Sdn Bhd, Garuda Searah Sdn Bhd, and Ujana Mutiara Sdn Bhd have a working relationship with the ministry and are working on several projects.

This is also an offence under Section 165 of the Penal Code.

The charges are over the sale of Kuala Lumpur land.

2.40pm: The prosecution asks for bail to be set at RM1 million and Rosmah’s counsel Geethan Ram agrees, but asks that it be paid in a staggered manner.

The judge then sets bail at RM1million with one local surety.

DPP Umar Saifuddin Jaafar objects to staggered payment and asks the court to instruct Rosmah to settle the bail amount in one payment.

The judge rules that RM500,000 be paid today, and the balance within seven days. He also fixes Dec 10 for mention of the case.

2.37pm: In the first charge, Rosmah is accused of soliciting RM187.5 million between March and April 2016.

The amount is 15 percent of a contract from Saidi Abang Samsudin, the managing director of Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd.

It was allegedly meant to help the company secure a direct tender from the Education Ministry with regard to a solar panel project for 369 rural schools in Sarawak worth RM1.25 billion.

In the second charge, Rosmah is accused of accepting RM1.5 million from Saidi on Sept 7, 2017, to help Jepak Holdings secure the solar panel project.

Both charges are offences under paragraph 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act and punishable under section 24(1) of the same Act.

Rosmah pleads not guilty.

2.35pm: Rosmah enters the dock with Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad presiding. DPP Umar Saifuddin Jaafar introduces the parties.

2.30pm: Najib and Rosmah’s son Norashman is also in court and is seated in the second row of the public gallery.

2.15pm: Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa, former minister Shahidan Kassim, Umno lawmakers Reezal Merican and Hamzah Zainuddin are also in court to lend their support.

On Monday, Shahidan, who is the Umno Arau MP, had claimed trial to a charge of molesting a 15-year-old girl.

2.11pm: Soon after Najib and Rosmah arrived, Rizal turns up in court with a black Batik shirt and sporting sunglasses.

2.10pm: The prosecution team, led by Gopal Sri Ram, with regard to Tengku Adnan’s case is in court. Escorted by MACC officers, Tengku Adnan is led into court.

Tengku Adnan’s wife and other family members are also present.

His supporters are given seats in the second row of the public gallery.

2.05pm: Accompanied by her husband, Rosmah arrives dressed in a blue and chartreuse baju kurung. Najib smiles at the media personnel as the couple make their way into court.

1.55pm: Tengku Adan, who is the former Umno secretary-general, arrives clad in a blue batik shirt.

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