Rosmah ordered to surrender passport, bail set at RM2 million

Rosmah ordered to surrender passport, bail set at RM2 million
PHOTO: Reuters

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.

Rosmah's attire and accessories capture attention during questioning

  • Open gallery

    Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has pleaded not guilty to all 17 charges of money laundering involving about RM7mil at the Sessions Court here Thursday (Oct 4).

  • Open gallery

    The charges framed against her are under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

  • Open gallery

    Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). According to her lawyers, she was arrested at 3.20pm while giving her statement at its headquarters here.

  • Open gallery

    Rosmah had arrived at the MACC headquarters at 10.42am earlier on Wednesday (Oct 3). Clad in a light green baju kurung and matching headscarf, Rosmah looked calm as she walked past the gathered media.

  • Open gallery

    The latest interrogation of the former Malaysian PM's wife by the country's anti-corruption officers is believed to evolve around the 1MDB scandal.

  • Open gallery

    Ros­mah emerged from the MACC headquarters on Wed after a 13-hour interrogation. Although she looked exhausted, the 66-year-old afforded a meek smile to waiting journalists outside the building.

  • Open gallery

    Her attire and accessories were the centre of attention on Sept 26, as she had colour coordinated her green baju kurung and tudung with a Loewe designer handbag and wedge shoes.

  • Open gallery

    Rosmah looked calm when she alighted from a Proton Perdana and walked past a horde of journalists who converged outside the MACC building earlier in the morning.

  • Open gallery

    This was the second time Rosmah had been questioned by the MACC.

  • Open gallery

    The last time out, she wore a blue baju kurung and red tudung, with her bright red Versace handbag drawing the most stares.

  • Open gallery

    The last time out, she wore a blue baju kurung and red tudung, with her bright red Versace handbag drawing the most stares.

  • Open gallery

    Rosmah was questioned for about five hours by MACC investigators on June 5 over a probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) subsidiary.

  • Open gallery

    This time round, she entered the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters at 9.50am on Sept 26 and emerged at 10.40pm.

  • Open gallery
  • Open gallery
  • Open gallery

    Last Thursday (Sept 20), Najib was slapped with 25 fresh corruption and money-laundering charges. He was granted bail of RM3.5 million (S$1.15 million) with two sureties in his latest court case.

  • Open gallery

    Investigators have not ruled out that Najib as well as other individuals could be faced with even more charges related to the 1MDB case.

  • Open gallery

    The United States Department of Justice has alleged that more than US$4.5bil (RM18bil) was misappropriated from 1MDB and that about US$680 million (S$929 million) ended up in Najib’s personal bank account.

  • Open gallery

Purchase this article for republication.
Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.