Hearing on Rosmah’s appeal to delay corruption trial scheduled for Monday
On Monday, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s plea to suspend her continuing corruption trial awaiting the outcome of her appeal against the High Court’s rejection of her request to vacate the trial proceedings will be heard.
Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kader, the lawyer for Rosmah, and Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib confirmed that the Court of Appeal would hear the stay motion on Monday.
Meanwhile, Akberdin stated that the court has set October 13 for another case management hearing for Rosmah’s appeals against the High Court’s decision dismissing her application to vacate her corruption trial in connection with the Sarawak school’s solar hybrid project and to disqualify Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from serving as senior deputy public prosecutor.
Deputy registrar Mohd Khairi Haron heard the case management for the stay and appeals.
On September 24, Rosmah, the ex-prime minister’s wife, lost her High Court appeal to nullify her corruption conviction and remove Sri Ram as main prosecutor.
In rejecting Rosmah’s petitions, High Court Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said that the former Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas had authorized Sri Ram to prosecute Rosmah under Section 376 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) in his role as Public Prosecutor.