99.9% of documents in Rosmah’s case given to defence team

By BERNAMA / Pic By TMR File

The Kuala Lumpur (KL) Sessions Court was told yesterday that nearly 99.9% of documents in the case involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor (picture), who is facing 17 charges for money laundering and failing to declare her income to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), have been handed to the defence team.

Retired Federal Court Judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, who is leading the prosecution team in the case, informed the court when the case came up for mention before Judge Azura Alwi.

“We have handed over the documents under Section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code to the defence team,” he said.

Meanwhile, lawyer Datuk K Kumaraendran, representing Rosmah, told the court that the defence has received a 600-page document on the case on Oct 30.

“We propose a month for the next mention date. We don’t have time to study the documents yet,” he said, adding that only the document on bank statement has yet to be handed over to the defence.

The defence team also informed that they would apply to transfer the case to the High Court soon.

Azura then set Dec 6 for mention.

Rosmah, 67, in matching baju kurung and shawl, who was in the dock, was a picture of calm. A female assistant was later seen placing a small pillow behind her back.

Meanwhile, lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent, also representing Rosmah, when met outside the court, told reporters that the defence would file an application to transfer the case to the High Court before Dec 6.

On Oct 4, Rosmah pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court in KL to 12 counts of money laundering, involving RM7.1 million and five counts for failing to declare her income to the IRB.