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Court allows Rosmah to inspect seized items

Some of the seized items being taken away from Pavilion Residences.

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KUALA LUMPUR — March 11, 2020: A court today agreed with a request by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to inspect assets allegedly linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad case that were seized from premises owned by Obyu Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

High Court judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin agreed with Rosmah’s application based on her fundamental right and principle of justice and despite an objection from the prosecution.

“It would be difficult for the applicant to identify the items from pictures. The question of security, integrity and practicality is not an issue,” he remarked.

He decided that the inspection must be done at designated premises and only Rosmah and a solicitor could inspect the items under the supervision of the prosecution.

Jamil also ordered the inspection to be conducted only once within 30 days from today and that Rosmah could file her affidavit, if necessary, within two weeks after the inspection.

Earlier, prosecutor Fatnin Yusof said the prosecution had prepared quality pictures and thus there was no need for the applicant to physically inspect the items.

The same court also allowed Najib’s application to postpone to March 25 the hearing of his application to inspect items seized from premises belonging to the same company.

The assets included 11,991 pieces of jewellery, 401 watches, 306 luxury handbags, 234 pairs of spectacles and cash totalling RM114,164,393.44 in various denominations.   

A large portion of the seized from an apartment owned by Obyu Holdings, as well as from another property in Kuala Lumpur.

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