Court releases Rosmah’s passport

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Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has succeeded in getting the temporary release of her passport to visit her pregnant daughter in Singapore.

A three-judge bench of the Court of Appeal chaired by Justice Hadhariah Syed Ismail allowed Rosmah’s application on Thursday (Aug 17).

The court was earlier informed by Rosmah’s lawyer Datuk Jagjit Singh that the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak needed to be in Singapore to be with Nooryana Najwa Mohd Najib, who is expected to go into labour on Aug 28.

“My client requested her passport to enable her to go to Singapore from tomorrow (Friday, Aug 18) until Aug 23, Aug 26 to Sept 6 and from Sept 9 to Oct 31. The prosecution did not object to this application,” Jagjit said.

Deputy public prosecutor Poh Yih Tinn confirmed that the prosecution did not object to the application.

The other judges on the bench were Justices Azman Abdullah and Azmi Ariffin.

Rosmah filed the notice of motion through Messrs Akberdin & Co on Aug 11.

In the notice, Rosmah said she understood the consequences if she disobeyed the court’s order to attend her court dates for mention and trial.

This was Rosmah’s fourth application for her passport.

“The application would not prejudice any parties and the applicant gives her word that she would attend her trial,” she said.

Nooryana Najwa is married to Kazakh national Daniyar Kessikbayev and they live in Singapore with their two children.

On Sept 1 last year, the High Court convicted Rosmah on three counts of graft relating to the RM1.25bil solar hybrid project for 369 rural schools in Sarawak.

She was sentenced to 10 years in jail and fined RM970mil.

She is currently out on bail pending her appeal in the case. – The Star

Earlier report:

Aug 16, Rosmah again applies for temporary release of passport to travel to Signapore to visit daughter