Upto 50 prosecution witnesses to testify in Wan Saiful’s case

Upto 50 prosecution witnesses will be called to testify in the money laundering and corruption trial of former Bersatu information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan in connection with the Jana Wibawa project at the sessions court here.

Deputy public prosecutor Rasyidah Murni Azmi told the court this during case management before judge Rozina Ayob.

“Most of the witness statements are quite long, so the proceedings will depend on cross-examinations by the defence,” said Rasyidah, who is leading the prosecution with deputy public prosecutor Nor Diana Nor Azwa.

The trial dates from March to Aug 9 has been maintained. Additional dates have been set from Aug 19 to 23.

Defence lawyer Chetan Jethwani said the defence team had not received witness statements but received four bundles of documents.

The witnesses who would take the stand include bank and Companies Commission of Malaysia employees and politicians.

Wan Saiful allegedly solicited bribes from Lian Tan Chuan as an inducement to help Nepturis Sdn Bhd secure a road project valued at RM232 million at the pre-qualification stage.

He is also standing trial for accepting RM6,962,694.54 in cash via his company WSA Advisoty Group’s bank account.

The offences were allegedly committed between Aug 12 and 13, 2022.