KUALA LUMPUR: Over 600 pages of documents have been served on the legal team acting for Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to facilitate her trial.
The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had claimed trial to 17 counts of money laundering involving over RM7mil when she was first charged on Oct 4.
During the proceedings before Sessions court judge Azura Alwi, deputy public prosecutor by fiat Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram informed the court that all trial-related documents pertaining to the case had been given to the defence.
“All documents were given to the defence on Oct 30 as stipulated under Section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code,” he told the judge during mention of the case yesterday.
Rosmah’s lead counsel Datuk K. Kumaraendran confirmed that the documents were given to them last week and they have yet to receive one more document, which was the bank statement.
Kumaraendran later suggested a month’s duration before the mention date to enable him to 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.
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.
Rosmah, 66, was charged with 12 counts of allegedly 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 said to have taken place at the Inland Revenue Board, Kompleks Bangunan Kerajaan, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim here on May 1 of each year between 2014 and this year.