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Rosmah’s money laundering trial vacated

ANN/THE STAR – Rosmah Mansor’s money laundering and tax evasion court case involving MYR7.1 million that was scheduled to begin at the Kuala Lumpur High Court yesterday was postponed to August.

Judge K Muniandy ordered the adjournment after allowing the application by her lawyer Geetham Ram Vincent.

Geetham had told the court that a representation had been sent to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) on May 3.

He said the application was made to drop 12 charges of money laundering and five cases of failing to declare income to the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN).

“In the document, we have raised some facts from the trial of the solar hybrid project case that Rosmah is also facing,” he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib confirmed that the representation was received on the date stated by the defence.

“We are asking for at least two months to prepare because they have raised new matters which are serious legal issues.

“Therefore, the prosecution is not ready to start proceedings today,” he said.

Muniandy had previously postponed the proceedings set for June 28 and 30, July 6, 7, 28 and 31 and August 1, 2 and 11.

“If (the representation is) rejected, the court will continue the trial as scheduled,” he said before setting the proceedings to continue on August 24.

Rosmah, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, faces 12 charges of money laundering amounting to MYR7,097,750 and five charges of failing to declare her income to the LHDN.

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