KUALA LUMPUR - Bail has been set at RM2 million (S$666,300) in the trial of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor who has pleaded not guilty to 17 charges of money laundering involving about RM7 million at the Sessions Court here Thursday (Oct 4).
The charges framed against her are under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.
Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram and Ahmad Akram Gharib are the prosecution team, while the defence is being led by Datuk K. Kumaraendran and Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent.
In setting the bail, Judge Azura Alwi said that the request by Sri Ram of RM10 million was too excessive but the amount suggested by the defence was too low.
"I can't disregard the fact that the police report (claiming that Rosmah had attempted to tamper with a witness) has been made," she said.
She also instructed that Rosmah's passport be surrendered and that she not approach any of the witnesses.
The court allowed RM500,000 to be paid on Thursday (Oct 4) and the balance to be paid on or by Oct 11.
The mention date has been set for Nov 8.