KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 10): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who pleaded not guilty to two counts of soliciting and accepting bribes totalling RM1.5 million in connection with the supply and installation of solar energy for rural schools in Sarawak, has appointed two new lawyers to represent her in the case.
The prosecution, conducted by deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib, told Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad this when the case came up for mention today.
NEW YORK (Dec 7): Altria Group Inc, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes for the U.S. market, is pushing into the Canadian cannabis industry, marking the major tobacco company’s first foray into the nascent sector. Shares of cannabis peers gained on the news.
Altria agreed to acquire 146.2 million newly issued shares for C$16.25 each — a 16% premium from yesterday’s close. That would give Altria a 45% stake in the Canadian cannabis producer. Altria will also get warrants that will give the option to increase its stake to 55%.