Rosmah's money laundering case: Court fixes Dec 6 for mention

KUALA LUMPUR: A Sessions Court here has fixed Dec 6 for mention for a case involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who has been charged with 17 counts of money laundering involving more than RM7mil.

Judge Azura Alwi set the date to enable Rosmah's lawyer to update the court on the status of their application to transfer the case to the High Court.

Lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram informed the court that all documents pertaining to the case had been given to the defence.

Rosmah's lead counsel Datuk K. Kumaraendran said about 600 documents had been served on them on Oct 30.

He then suggested a month's duration before mention date to enable him get instruction from his client.

"We want to get instruction from our client before we can file an application to transfer the case to the High Court. We will file it as soon as possible," Kumaraendran said, adding that they had yet to receive one more document, which was the bank statement.

Judge Azura agreed to give a one-month adjournment and set Dec 6 for mention for the defence to give an update on the application.

"Make sure the application to transfer to the High Court is filed," she added.

Wearing orange baju kurung and tudung, Rosmah had been ushered into the courtroom at 9.12am.

The court resumed a few minutes later and adjourned at 9.20am. She was seen left the courts complex at 9.40am.

Rosmah, 66, faces 12 charges of engaging directly in transactions involving proceeds of unlawful activity by causing RM7,097,750 to be deposited into her bank account.

The offences were allegedly committed at the Affin Bank Bhd branch at Bangunan Getah Asli, 148, Jalan Ampang here between Dec 4, 2013, and June 8, 2017.

She also faces five counts of engaging in money laundering by failing to furnish a return on the RM7,097,750 income deposited into her bank account, which she was required to do under the Income Tax Act 1967.

The offences were allegedly committed at the Inland Revenue Board, Kompleks Bangunan Kerajaan, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim here on May 1 of each year between 2014 and this year.

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