: A bank manager told the High Court here today that over RM63 million was deposited into the bank account belonging to Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd by the Education Ministry (MOE) in 2017, in the corruption trial of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor over the supply and installation of solar energy systems in 369 schools in Sarawak.
Bintulu Sentral CIMB branch manager Wong Ping, 40, when reading out her statement said in the Jepak Holdings CIMB Bank Berhad statement dated Aug 4, 2017, a sum of RM63,671,100 was deposited into the account via five transactions.
“All the money received were from a bank account belonging to the Education Ministry. The account balance (in CIMB) after all entries was at RM64,146,262.31,” she said.
The 13th prosecution witness was giving her statement on the 15th day trial of the case in which Rosmah, 68, is facing a charge of soliciting RM187.5 million and two charges of receiving a bribe of RM6.5 million from Jepak Holdings managing director, Saidi Abang Samsudin.
The bribe was allegedly received via Rosmah’s former aide, Datuk Rizal Mansor as gratification for helping Jepak Holdings to secure the Hybrid Photovoltaic Integrated System as well as the maintenance and operation of the Genset/Diesel for 369 rural Sarawak schools valued at RM1.25 billion in direct negotiation with MOE.
The offences were allegedly committed at Lygon Cafe, Sunway Putra Mall, Jalan Putra, here; her residence at Jalan Langgak Duta, Taman Duta, and at Seri Perdana, Persiaran Seri Perdana, Precinct 10, Putrajaya between January 2016 and Sept 7, 2017.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Assistant Superintendent, Muhammad Na’im Mahmod, 29, told the court that he was instructed to prepare a sketch plan where two backpacks containing money were placed in the house of the former prime minister’s wife in Jalan Langgak Duta.
“On Nov 2, 2018, at 10 am, several MACC officers and I went to Datin Seri Rosmah's house and upon arriving at the house at about 11 am, I was instructed by MACC Superintendent Rekhraj Singh to prepare the house layout.
“While at the house, Shamsul Rizal Sharbini (another witness who was brought to Rosmah’s house) showed the position of Datuk Rizal, Saidi and Rayyan Radzwill Abdullah and himself (Shamsul Rizal) when the former arrived on the day both backpacks were delivered at Rosmah's house,” he said.
The 14th prosecution witness said Saidi and Rayyan Radzwill were also brought in to show the meeting place between Rosmah and Rizal, as well as the position of two backpacks containing money.
Prior to this, Shamsul Rizal, who was a former driver to Saidi told the High Court that he had placed two backpacks containing money in RM100 denomination notes on a green sofa at the residence of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and his wife, Rosmah in late 2017.
The trial before Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan continues tomorrow.