KUALA LUMPUR: The doctor who issued an MC (medical chit) to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has ended up being questioned by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
This was revealed by Rosmah’s lawyer Datuk Jagjit Singh, who expressed outrage over the incident.
He accused the MACC of trying to intimidate the doctor and said this was unacceptable.
“The doctor who issued the MC is now being investigated by the MACC. This is intimidation.
“Who directed this investigation? This should not be permitted by the court. Whoever gave the directive must own up and apologise,” he said.
However, lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram dismissed Jagjit’s arguments and said MACC officers were just doing their job.
“If the doctor feels he was intimidated, he should go and lodge a report. We should just carry on with this case,” he said.
However, Jagjit insisted that the court should make a ruling on the matter but Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said the court will not interfere and agreed with Sri Ram that the doctor should lodge a report if he felt intimidated.
It was reported that Rosmah’s corruption trial was supposed to start on Monday but had to be adjourned after she failed to turn up in court after obtaining an MC.
She claimed to suffer from acute neck and joint pains, a condition she has reportedly been suffering from over the last five years.
Rosmah eventually ended up getting admitted on the same day and her attendance in court today was also in doubt.
However, she managed to turn up today accompanied by an ambulance in tow and her trial finally started about 10am.
Rosmah, 69, is facing three charges of soliciting RM187.5 million and receiving a bribe of RM6.5 million from Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Saidi Abang Samsudin, through her former aide Datuk Rizal Mansor for projects to provide solar energy to 369 rural schools in Sarawak.