Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor gestures as she arrives at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex. - NSTP/LUQMAN HAKIM ZUBIR

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite being slapped with 17 charges of money laundering involving over RM7 million, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor looked jovial as she left the court complex, here.

Clad in an orange ‘baju kurung’ and scarf, Rosmah smiled and waved to hundreds of pressmen who waited for her at the court lobby in Jalan Duta today.

“I am okay... I love you,” she said with a smile while making her way to a black Proton Perdana with her husband, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak after posting half of her bail today.

The couple, however, declined to give any statement and left at about 12.30pm.

Earlier, Rosmah, 67, pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court before Judge Azura Alwi to the charges against her framed under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing Act (AMLATFA) 2001 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

On the first to 12th counts, Rosmah was alleged to have engaged in transactions that involved proceeds from unlawful activity by allowing money totalling RM7,097,750 to be deposited into her account.


Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor waves at her supporters and members of the media as she leaves the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex. - NSTP/LUQMAN HAKIM ZUBIR

She allegedly committed the offences at the lower ground of Affin Bank Bhd's Bangunan Getah Asli branch along Jalan Ampang, here, between Dec 4, 2013 and June 8, last year.

On the 13th to 17th counts, she allegedly engaged in money laundering by failing to file a return on the sum that were deposited into her account, as required under Section 77 (1) of the Income Tax Act 1967.

The offences were allegedly committed at the Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, here, between May 1, 2014 and this year.

The court set bail at RM2 million in two sureties and allowed the bail payments to be made over a period, as long as it was settled by Oct 11.

The case will be up for mention on Nov 8.

Meanwhile, in the High Court, Najib appeared for the mention of his case over three counts of criminal breach of trust, one charge of abuse of power and three counts of money laundering involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds totalling RM42 million.