Rosmah loses appeal to dismiss solar project trial

The High Court just recently rejected Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s plea for a declaration of nullity in her corruption case by banning Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from serving as senior deputy public prosecutor (DPP) in the trial.

It was stated by Malaysiakini that Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan decided that Sri Ram’s appointment by the then Attorney-General Tommy Thomas in August 2018 under Sections 376, 377, 378, and 379 of the Criminal Procedure Code was legitimate, as it was said in the report.

Sri Ram’s appointment to represent Rosmah was confirmed by the current Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun in two letters dated July 8 last year and May 21 this year, according to the judgment.

According to Zaini, the question is whether Sri Ram’s appointment as DPP in the case of Rosmah can be implemented retrospectively.

Sri Ram’s appointment was made with retrospective effect, Zaini added, who agreed with the prosecution’s assertion that the Public Prosecutor had the authority under Section 50 of the Interpretation Act to make the appointment.




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