Rosmah waives claim to RM1mil diamond bracelet

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Jun 9, 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has waived his claim to a US$220,000 (about RM1 million) white gold bracelet, which is now kept in the vaults of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).

His lawyer Azamuddin Abd Aziz told High Court Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin while handling the case that his client “no longer wants to pursue the claim on the object (white gold and diamond bracelet)”.

Lawyer Datuk David Gurupatham, representing Lebanese jewelry company Global Royalty Trading SAL, also confirmed that the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak does not want to pursue the complaint.

He said Rosmah’s withdrawal of the claim saved time and costs for all parties involved.

Global Royalty also claims the bracelet, which is among various items seized by police from premises belonging to Obyu Holdings Sdn Bhd at Pavilion Residences in May 2018.

All of the articles were reportedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal.

Meanwhile, lawyer Syazwani Mohd Zawawi, acting for Najib, said his party had yet to receive the prosecution’s response to the former prime minister’s claim over seven wristwatches.

Deputy Attorney General Faten Hadni Khairuddin said the attorney general’s office had received the claim which was still under review.

The prosecution would inform the court if there were any developments on the matter.

Previously, Faten Hadni requested to amend the list of properties in the Notice of Motion to confiscate 2,436 jewels, seven wristwatches and 29 handbags that were seized from the condominium owned by Obyu Holdings on May 17, 2018.

“We submit that the request to modify this Notice of Motion does not prejudice any party and is made in accordance with the provisions of the law,” she said.

Muhammad Jamil granted the request to amend the Notice of Motion and set September 26 and 27 for the hearing of the prosecution’s request to confiscate the items.

In 2019, the prosecution filed the confiscation request to seize various items as well as cash in different denominations amounting to RM114,164,393.44. — Bernama