KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will intervene in the suit by a Lebanese jeweller against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for the payment or return of 44 pieces of jewellery worth about RM60mil.
Beirut-based company Global Royalty Trading SAL has named the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as the sole defendant in its lawsuit.
It filed the suit against Rosmah at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on June 26 through Messrs David Gurupatham and Koay.
Senior Federal Counsel S. Narkunavathy told reporters Tuesday (July 10) that the Attorney General's Chambers would apply to become an intervener on grounds that the jewellery were allegedly bought from stolen money.
SFC Narkunavathy said after meeting High Court Senior Assistant Registrar Siti Faraziana Zainuddin in chambers, the court directed the defendant to file her defence by July 23.
"The next case management is fixed on July 27," she said.