Lebanese jewellery firm Global Royalty Trading SAL has refiled a suit valued at RM67.461 million against Rosmah Mansor, the wife of jailed ex-premier Najib Abdul Razak.
The firm is seeking the return of jewellery items which it claimed to have been sent to the former prime minister’s wife for viewing purposes.
In lieu of its return, the firm is seeking to recover the cost of the jewellery items at RM67,461,027 (equivalent to US$14,567, 270).
The statement of claim was filed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Global Royalty’s behalf by the law firm David Gurupatham and Koay.
Previously, in 2019, the firm filed a suit for 44 pieces of jewellery worth US$14.79 million or almost RM60 million but withdrew it later.
In its original suit, Global Royalty claimed that on Feb 10, 2018, it sent 44 pieces of jewellery, including diamond necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and tiaras, each worth between US$124,000 (RM519,183) and US$925,000 (RM3.8 million) to the defendant, hand-delivered via two of its agents.
The company said Rosmah had acknowledged receipt of the items.
The company claimed that Rosmah, via a letter dated May 22, 2018, also confirmed and acknowledged the receipt of the jewellery but stated that all the jewellery was no longer in her possession because it was seized and placed under the custody of the authorities. – Malaysiakini