Rosmah's statement to be recorded by police next week

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PETALING JAYA (Oct 18): Rosmah Mansor has been issued a notice by the Anti-money Laundering and Anti-terrorism Financing Prevention Unit (Amla) to present herself next week at the Kuala Lumpur police contingent.

A lawyer who represented the former prime minister’s wife confirmed Rosmah would give her statement to the police on Oct 25, Malaysiakini reported.

The statement would be recorded at Menara KPJ at Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

The notice did not state as to why she is being summoned, but simply said it is to facilitate investigations under Amla, the news portal reported. 

Rosmah, who received the notice yesterday (Oct 17), is currently facing 17 money-laundering charges, 12 of which are charges of depositing a total of RM7.097 million from unlawful activities into her personal account. The remaining five charges are for failing to declare a total of RM7.097 million as required by the Income Tax Act. 

The lawyer, who chose to remain anonymous, was quoted by the news portal as saying: "But we believe it is related to the seized items, notably the jewellery”.

It was reported in June that the police had seized jewellery items worth RM440 million from Najib-linked properties in their investigations into 1MDB.

Jewellery seized were 1,400 necklaces, 2,200 rings, 2,100 bangles, 2,800 earrings, 1,600 brooches and 14 tiaras. — EdgeProp.my

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