Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been sued by a wholesale jeweller from Lebanon for breaching a contract involving 43 pieces of jewels that were given to her five years ago. The claim demands that she pay US$14.57 million (RM67.46 million).
Rosmah, 71, was accused by Global Royalty of lying in her affidavit and statement of defence when she claimed that 44 pieces of jewellery, including diamond necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and tiaras, sent to her by the company's agent were seized by Malaysian authorities for violations of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
Only one of the 44 pieces of jewellery was kept by the police, according to the company, while the other 43 were not in their possession.
"The other 43 pieces of jewellery, totalling US$14.57 million, that were sent to the defendant on February 10th were negligently not returned to the plaintiff," the statement declared.
Due to the plaintiff's legal right to seek damages, the jeweller said, "the defendant must be held accountable to pay for the losses resulting from the missing of the 43 pieces of jewellery."
The company is requesting a court order requiring Rosmah Mansor to pay the damages in the amount of RM67,461,027.37 (US$14,567,270), plus interest, costs, and any other relief the judge deems appropriate, if the jewellery is not returned to them in good condition within 14 days of the judgement.
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Source: The Star