Rosmah counter sues jeweler who wants tiara and sundry sparklers back

A member of the Malaysian Police’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) holds up a picture of seized items while addressing the media in Kuala Lumpur on June 27, 2018.
Items seized from six premises linked to ousted Malaysian leader Najib Razak, including cash, a vast stash of jewellery and luxury handbags, are worth up to 273 million USD, police said on June 27. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN
A member of the Malaysian Police’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) holds up a picture of seized items while addressing the media in Kuala Lumpur on June 27, 2018. Items seized from six premises linked to ousted Malaysian leader Najib Razak, including cash, a vast stash of jewellery and luxury handbags, are worth up to 273 million USD, police said on June 27. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

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.

 

 

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