Rosmah Mansor today relinquished her claim on a US$220,000 white gold diamond bracelet being kept in the vaults of Bank Negara Malaysia.
Her lawyer Azamuddin Abd Aziz said this during case management before High Court judge Muhammad Jamil Hussin.
“Our client no longer wants to proceed with the claim on the item,” Azamuddin said.
Lawyer David Gurupatham, representing Lebanese jewellery company Global Royalty Trading SAL, also confirmed that Rosmah, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, did not want to proceed with the claim.
He said the withdrawal of Rosmah’s claim had saved costs and the time of all parties involved in the case.
Global Royalty had also staked a claim to the bracelet.
The bracelet was among various items seized by the police from premises belonging to Obyu Holdings Sdn Bhd at Pavilion Residences in May 2018, which were allegedly linked to the 1MDB financial scandal.
Meanwhile, lawyer Syazwani Mohd Zawawi, acting on behalf of Najib, said his party had yet to receive the prosecution’s response to a representation submitted on May 26, regarding the former prime minister’s claim as a third party to seven wristwatches.
Deputy public prosecutor Faten Hadni Khairuddin said the Attorney-General’s Chambers had received the representation which was still being reviewed and that the prosecution would inform the court if there were any developments on the matter.
Earlier, Faten applied to amend the list of properties in the notice of motion to forfeit the 2,436 pieces of jewellery, seven wristwatches and 29 handbags that were seized from the condominium unit owned by Obyu Holdings 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 wristwatches, 16 watch accessories, 234 pairs of spectacles and 306 handbags as well as cash in various denominations amounting to RM114,164,393.44.