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Rosmah gives up claim on US$220,000 diamond bracelet

Rosmah Mansor no longer wants to proceed with her claim on a white gold diamond bracelet seized by police in 2018.

KUALA LUMPUR: Rosmah Mansor has relinquished her claim on a US$220,000 white gold diamond bracelet which is being kept in a Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) vault.

The matter was informed by Rosmah’s lawyer Azamuddin Abd Aziz during case management before High Court judge Muhammad Jamil Hussin today.

“Our client no longer wants to proceed with the claim on the item (the white gold diamond bracelet),” the lawyer said.

Lawyer David Gurupatham, representing Lebanese jewellery company Global Royalty Trading SAL, also confirmed that the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak no longer wanted to pursue the claim.

He said the withdrawal of Rosmah’s claim had saved cost and time of all parties involved in the case.

Apart from Rosmah, Global Royalty was also staking a claim on the bracelet.

The bracelet was among items seized by police from a condominium unit belonging to Obyu Holdings Sdn Bhd at Pavilion Residences in May 2018. The items were allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) financial scandal.

Meanwhile, Najib’s lawyer, Syazwani Mohd Zawawi, said his client had yet to receive the prosecution’s response over a representation submitted on May 26 on the former prime minister’s claim, as a third party, on seven wrist watches.

Deputy public prosecutor Faten Hadni Khairuddin said the Attorney-General’s Chambers had received the representation which was still being reviewed and the prosecution would inform the court if there was any development on the matter.

Earlier, Faten Hadni applied to amend the list of assets in the notice of motion to forfeit 2,436 pieces of jewellery, seven wrist watches and 29 handbags that were seized from the condominium unit on May 17, 2018.

“We argue that the application to amend this notice of motion does not prejudice any party and is made in accordance with the provisions of the law,” she said.

Jamil allowed the application to amend the notice of motion and set Sept 26 and 27 for the hearing of the prosecution’s application to forfeit the items.

In 2019, the prosecution filed the forfeiture application to seize various items, including 11,991 items of jewellery, 401 wrist watches, 16 watch accessories, 234 pairs of spectacles, and 306 handbags as well as cash in various denominations amounting to RM114,164,393.44.