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KUALA LUMPUR - Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has filed an application to transfer her 17 charges of money laundering case involving more than RM7 million (S$2.3 million) to the High Court.
Rosmah's counsel Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent said the matter was brought before High Court deputy registrar Nur Ain Mustapa in chambers on Monday (Nov 26).
He said Deputy Public Prosecutor Datin Nurshuhaida Zainal Azahar, who was present, has no objection to the move, and that the prosecution would reply to their affidavit.
"The application will be heard before Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali this coming Thursday (Nov 29)," he said after meeting Nur Ain.
Meanwhile, another counsel Datuk K. Kumaraendran said they filed the application to the transfer the case to the High Court last week.
"The application involves points of law and the High Court is the best place to decide on the issue," he said.
Rosmah, who is the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, was not present.
On Oct 4, Rosmah was charged with 12 counts of engaging directly in transactions involving proceeds of unlawful activity by causing RM7,097,750 to be deposited into her bank account.
The offences were allegedly committed at the Affin Bank Bhd branch at Bangunan Getah Asli, 148, Jalan Ampang here between Dec 4, 2013, and June 8, 2017.
For the five remaining charges (between 13th and 17th charges), Rosmah, 66, was allegedly engaged in money laundering by failing to furnish a return on the RM7,097,750 income deposited into her bank account, which she was required to do under the Income Tax Act 1967.
The offences were allegedly committed at the Inland Revenue Board, Kompleks Bangunan Kerajaan, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim here on May 1 of each year between 2014 and this year.
Eight charges were framed under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 while the rest of the charges were under Section 4(1)(a) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.