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Rosmah denies purchase of any jewellery from Lebanese firm

Jul 24

Rosmah denies purchase of any jewellery from Lebanese firm

The wife of the former prime minister, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has denied purchasing any of the 44 pieces of jewellery allegedly sent to her for viewing by a Lebanese wholesale jewellery firm totalling USD14.79 million or almost RM60 million.

Rosmah, the wife of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this in her statement of defence filed through Messrs Geethan Ram at the High Court here today in a suit filed by a Lebanese wholesale jewellery firm, Global Royalty Trading SAL based in Beirut.

The legal firm in the press release said: 'Our client did not purchase any of the jewellery which is the subject-matter of the said suit. Hence, the legal titles in respect of the jewellery were never passed to our client'.

The firm said the jewellery in question were delivered for Rosmah's viewing by virtue of the fact that she was the wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia on the plaintiff's own accord and volition and without there being any obligation for Rosmah to purchase the jewellery.

It said the suit filed by Global Royalty as the plaintiff had contravened the provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.....