Rosmah’s trial set for next year

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s money laundering cases are set to commence by early next year as all documents pertaining to the trial proceedings have been submitted to both parties.

On Oct 4, Rosmah, 67, pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court before Judge Azura Alwi to the charges against her framed under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLATFA) 2001 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLA) 2001.

The case will be up for mention on Dec 6.

KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s money laundering cases are set to commence by early next year as all documents pertaining to the trial proceedings have been submitted to both parties.

Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram said the prosecution had handed over 99.9 per cent of documents pertaining to the trial under Section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code to the defence team.

“We are expecting to get some other documents such as bank statements and will hand it over to the defence team soon,” he said during the case management proceeding before Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi today.

Meanwhile, counsel Datuk K. Kumaraendran, who represented Rosmah, confirmed that they had received 600 pages of documents on Oct 3 from the prosecution team.

“We need at least a month to go through the documents,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kumaraendran said his team would apply for the case to be heard before the High Court before Dec 6, which had not been objected by the prosecution team.

Rosmah, clad in a peach ‘baju kurung’ was also present during the proceeding.

She sat 20 minutes in the dock before her aide approached to hand over a small pillow which she laid behind her back.

On Oct 4, Rosmah, 67, pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court before Judge Azura Alwi to the charges against her framed under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLATFA) 2001 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

On the first to 12th counts, Rosmah was alleged to have engaged in transactions that involved proceeds from unlawful activity by allowing money totalling RM7,097,750 to be deposited into her account.

She allegedly committed the offences at the lower ground of Affin Bank Bhd’s Bangunan Getah Asli branch along Jalan Ampang, here, between Dec 4, 2013 and June 8, last year.

On the 13th to 17th counts, she allegedly engaged in money laundering by failing to file a return on the sum that were deposited into her account, as required under Section 77 (1) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

The offences were allegedly committed at the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, here, between May 1, 2014 and this year.

She claimed trial to all the charges which were framed under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFA) 2001 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

The case will be up for mention on Dec 6.

Source: NST Online

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