The corruption trials of erstwhile power couple Najib Razak – the former prime minister of Malaysia – and his wife Rosmah Mansor have turned up new revelations about alleged bribes, expedited government tenders and gifts of luxury watches.
In Rosmah’s trial, two witnesses so far have claimed the self-styled former “First Lady of Malaysia” had pushed to expedite the solar energy project related to the bribes she is charged with receiving, in line with the prosecution’s continued bid to paint her as holding undue sway over matters of governance.
Former education secretary general Madinah Mohamed on Thursday told the court Rosmah had ordered her to “look into the project a bit” and “speed it up a little”.
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