Malaysia’s former first lady will have her day in court for a countersuit later this year, after Lebanese jewelers Global Royalty trading filed a suit worth RM60 million (US$15 million) for unreturned gems.
However, her moment to face litigators will be at the same time as they simultaneously try to recovered assets that were passed to Rosmah Mansor without payment.
Global Royalty are looking to return goods that were seized by authorities from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission after raids on properties related from Rosmah and her husband turned up 44 items from the luxury purveyor that were in her possession.
While she claims that the pieces were simply sent to her, the company has counteracted this by explaining that they went the jewels to the former first lady on consignment. After years as a “longstanding customer,” they were merely awaiting her evaluation before she decided to buy or not.
Great – but where is the tiara, guys. We need to know.