Former education sec-gen denies making Rosmah a scapegoat

Published on 13 Jul 2020 10:15:38 PM

A witness in the corruption trial of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor over the supply and installation of solar energy systems in 369 schools in Sarawak, was accused of making the former prime minister’s wife a scapegoat in the case.

Counsel Datuk Akberdin Abdul Kadir, who was representing Rosmah, suggested former Education Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alias Ahmad was doing so to save himself from being linked to the solar project contract fraud by Jepak Holdings.

The 12th prosecution witness was giving his statement on the 15th day trial of the case in which Rosmah, 68, is facing a charge of soliciting RM187.5mil and two charges of receiving a bribe of RM6.5mil from Jepak Holdings managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin.