Datuk Rizal Mansor (file picture), the prosecution's 21st witness, was asked by Senior Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram whether he had struck any deal or arrangement with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to have his own graft charges dropped by giving false evidence against Rosmah. To this, Rizal said, “Never.”
Former aide Datuk Rizal Mansor: The team [was] managed by me and was tasked with scrutinising social media content that gave a negative impression on her. The team [was] tasked with fending off and refuting slander or accusations made against Rosmah.
Giving an insight into how the Prime Minister's Office worked and the influence that she possessed, Datuk Rizal Mansor, 46, (pictured) who is the prosecution's 21st witness, said he was entrusted by Rosmah to collect funds or contributions given to her as the prime minister's wife.
Rosmah asked for higher contribution from Jepak to fund big political spending, says ex-special aide
“The political situation at that time required a lot of money and I saw Datin Seri Rosmah spend a lot on personal and political affairs, such as paying bloggers and cybertroopers, to defend her image and reputation,” the witness testified.
Justice Datuk Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil, who led the three-member bench, ruled that the decision is unanimous and there was no appealable error in the Kota Kinabalu High Court decision.
Synergy Promenade was appointed by Felda to be the master developer of the KL Vertical City project during Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad's time as Felda chairman, before the deal did not materialise.
The penthouse, which was seized by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of a civil forfeiture action, was sold for only US$18 million (RM74.69 million) compared to the purchase price of close to US$51 million six years ago.
Initially, the hearing of the application by Musa and the 32 former assemblypersons for a stay was fixed for today.
An auditor from KPMG accused of "unprofessional conduct" for refusing to furnish accounts and information relating to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has secured leave from the High Court to challenge the decision made by disciplinary appeal board of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
Besides the suit against Kulasegaran, Zakir has also suits against Penang chief minister II Dr P Ramasamy and several other elected representatives and a former diplomat.