KUALA LUMPUR: Rosmah Mansor has filed an software within the Excessive Courtroom to strike out the 17 cash laundering and tax evasion prices introduced in opposition to her.
The spouse of former prime minister Najib Razak mentioned the costs have been faulty and that she ought to be acquitted and discharged.
Lawyer Rajivan Nambiar mentioned the applying was filed yesterday. Copies of the trigger papers have been served on the prosecution.
Deputy public prosecutor Poh Yih Tinn confirmed the matter.
Throughout case administration at this time, Justice Okay Muniandy fastened Dec 13 to listen to the applying.
In an affidavit in help of the applying, Rosmah mentioned she had been suggested by her attorneys that the 17 prices in opposition to her are baseless, faulty and don’t disclose any offence.
She was charged with the offences on Oct 4, 2018, however the trial started on Aug 24 earlier than Muniandy.
Rosmah mentioned she was charged on the allegation that she didn’t file her earnings tax returns as required underneath the Revenue Tax Act 1967 and as such dedicated offences underneath the Anti-Cash Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Illegal Actions Act 2001 (Amla).
“There was no order or demand from the Inland Income Board (LHDN) and I didn’t violate Amla,” she mentioned.
Rosmah added that the Particular Commissioners of Revenue Tax should first decide the quantity of tax she ought to pay LHDN.
She mentioned she had the constitutional proper to be handled equally and to submit appeals to the particular commissioners on any tax evaluation made by LHDN.
Rosmah is standing trial on 12 cash laundering prices involving RM7.09 million and 5 prices of failure to declare her earnings to LHDN.
She is accused of committing the offences between Dec 4, 2013 and June 8, 2017.
To this point, two prosecution witnesses have testified within the trial.
On Could 3, Rosmah additionally despatched representations to the attorney-general’s chambers to drop the costs, however prosecutors have but to decide.