99pc papers with Rosmah defence team, court told

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KUALA LUMPUR — The Sessions Court here was told yesterday that nearly 99.9 per cent of documents in the case involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is facing 17 charges for money laundering and failing to declare her income to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been handed to the defence team.

Retired Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram, who leads the prosecution team in the case, informed the court this 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.

Lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran, representing Rosmah, told the court the defence had received a 600-page document on the case last 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 bank statement had yet to be handed over to the defence.

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

Azura then set Dec 6 for mention.

Lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent, also representing Rosmah, told reporters 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 here to 12 counts of money laundering involving RM7,097,750, and five counts for failing to declare her income to the IRB. ― Bernama