KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, The 17 charges brought against Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian prime minister, Najib Tun Razak, are not related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), as speculated, but the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), said her lawyer.
Geethan Ram Vincent said, there was much speculation that the charges would be related to 1MDB, but there were none.
This is the right time for his client to clear her name of the accusation, he said to reporters, after the court proceedings.
Rosmah, 67, had earlier pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court on the 17 charges under AMLA.
She was released on bail of RM 2 million in two sureties.
Rosmah had caught the attention of the hordes of reporters, photographers and cameramen, as well as, members of the public as she walked calmly into and out of the court building, under heavy police security, before and after the court proceedings.
Source: NAM News Network