Prosecution wants Rosmah to declare property acquisition in money laundering case

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The High Court was told yesterday that the prosecution has filed a notice against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, for her to declare her property acquisition in a money-laundering case.

Lawyer Datuk K Kumaraendran, representing Rosmah, 67, who is facing 12 counts of money laundering totalling RM7,097,750 and five charges of failing to declare her income to the Inland Revenue Board, said the defence had received the notice from the prosecution, which was filed under Section 49 (1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Act 2001.

“However, we need more time to look into the notice,” he said during the case management before Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan.

The prosecution, represented by Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar, did not object to the request by the defence.

The court then fixed April 25 to hear submissions from both parties on the matter.

Rosmah was accompanied by Najib and their son,  Mohd Ashman, at yesterday’s proceedings.

On October 4 2018,  Rosmah pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here  to 12 counts of money laundering, involving RM7,097,750, and five counts  for failing to declare her income to the Inland Revenue Board.

The offences were allegedly committed at  Affin Bank Berhad, Bangunan Getah Asli Branch, Ground Floor, 148 Jalan Ampang between December 4, 2013 and June 8, 2017 and the Inland Revenue Board, Kompleks Bangunan Kerajaan, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim  between May 1, 2014 and May 1 last year.

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. – BERNAMA