Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Rosmah fails to include police, govt in RM67.4mil jewellery suit



Rosmah fails to include

police, govt in RM67.4mil

jewellery suit

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High Court rules that the police and government did not commit a wrongful act and owe her no duty of indemnity.

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The lawyer acting for Rosmah Mansor said he had instructions to appeal today’s ruling by High Court judge Ong Chee Kwan.

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has dismissed Rosmah Mansor’s application to add the police and the Malaysian government as third parties to a RM67.4 million suit brought by a Lebanese jeweller over more than 40 missing pieces of jewellery.

Justice Ong Chee Kwan said the police and the government had not committed any wrongful act in this case and owed no duty of indemnity to Rosmah.

“However, Rosmah is at liberty to file a fresh civil suit for any losses that she may have suffered as a result of the actions of the police and the government,” he said.

Ong also fixed a five-day trial to start on June 2 next year.

Meanwhile, Rosmah’s lawyer Reza Rahim said he had instructions to file an appeal against today’s decision.

Global Royalty Trading SAL had sued the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak for RM67.4 million, claiming she lied by saying that 44 pieces of jewellery, including diamond necklaces, bracelets, and tiaras sent to her by a company agent, were seized by the authorities for offences under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

According to the Beirut-based company, the authorities only seized one of those items.

Global Royalty also claimed that Rosmah had shifted the burden to the Malaysian government when, in fact, the jewellery had gone missing.

In her application to initiate third-party proceedings, Rosmah however reiterated that the items had been seized by the authorities.

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