SINGAPORE (Oct 4): Rosmash Mansor on Thursday pleaded not guilty to 17 counts of money laundering and tax-evasion offences at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex.

The wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak appeared at the Sessions Court for the first time after being detained on Wednesday at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

See: Rosmah to face money laundering charges in court

According to the charge sheets, Rosmah faces eight charges for participation in money-laundering activities, which resulted in RM1 million transferred into her bank account at Affin Bank across seven transactions between Dec 4, 2013 and Dec 8, 2014.

Each of the eight charges carries a maximum jail time of five years or maximum penalty of RM5 million or both.

She also faces four charges for conducting money-laundering activities involving RM6.097 million across 227 transactions between Sept 4, 2014 and June 8, 2017.

Rosmah was also charged with five counts for failing to provide an income statement for the monies received.

Earlier, the prosecution had argued that the offences were non-bailable as there was a risk of witness tampering. They also asked the bail to be set at RM10 million, with condition that Rosmah surrender her passports and prohibited from contactinng any witness.

The judge later set bail at RM2 million, with two sureties. RM500,000 would be paid today, with the balance to be paid by Oct 11.

Rosmah also had to surrender her passports and refrain from contacting any witnesses.

The case mention has been adjourned to Oct 11.

 

Rosmah’s charge sheet

1. Dec 4, 2013: Depositing RM200,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account

2. Dec 16, 2013: Depositing RM100,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account

3. Dec 23, 2013: Depositing RM200,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account

4. Jan 28, 2014: Depositing RM100,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account

5. Jan 29, 2014: Depositing RM100,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account

6. Feb 28, 2014: Depositing RM200,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account

7. Mar 14, 2014: Depositing RM100,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account

8. Apr 8, 2014: Depositing RM100,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account

9. Between Sept 4, 2014 and Dec 22, 2014: Depositing RM1.6 million from unlawful activities into her personal account in eight transactions

10. Between Jan 21, 2015 and Dec 12, 2015: Depositing RM3.85 million from unlawful activities into her personal account in 127 transactions

11. Between Jan 28, 2016 and Nov 7, 2016: Depositing RM510,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account in 87 transactions

12. Between Mar 29, 2017, and Jun 8, 2017: Depositing RM30,000 from unlawful activities into her personal account in five transactions

13. Between Dec 4, 2013, and Dec 23, 2013: Failing to declare RM500,000 deposited into her personal account

14. Between Jan 28, 2014, and Dec 22, 2014: Failing to declare RM2.2 million deposited into her personal account

15. Between Jan 21, 2015, and Dec 12, 2015: Failing to declare RM3.85 million deposited into her personal account

16. Between Jan 28, 2016, and Nov 7, 2016: Failing to declare RM510,000 deposited into her personal account

17. Between Mar 29, 2017, and Jun 8, 2017: Failing to declare RM30,000 deposited into her personal account