February 18 According to Malaysia’s Oriental Daily, on the 18th local time, the Malaysian High Court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib’s wife Rosma to be found guilty of three prima facie charges in the corruption case of solar energy programs in 369 rural schools in Sarawak and required to appear in court to defend herself.
It is reported that Rosema will enter the self-defense session after her conviction.
She can choose to take the oath self-defense, non-sworn self-defense or remain silent.
Rosma eventually chose to take an oath in the witness column.
On November 15, 2018, Rosma was charged with a corruption case in the Sarawak school solar program.
The three charges she faced included allegedly soliciting RM187.5 million from the relevant contract, accepting bribes of RM1.5 million in different places, and accepting bribes of RM5 million.
The case was formally tried in the High Court in February 2020.
After nearly a year of trial, Rosma was found guilty.
Previously, the prosecution provided the defense with a list of 10 witnesses recommended by the prosecution, including former Prime Minister Najib.
This means that he may appear in court to testify.
According to previous reports, if convicted, Rosma may face a fine of up to 20 years in prison and not less than five times the total bribes or RM10,000.