PARLIAMENT | There was no import declaration made to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) regarding the delivery of 44 pieces of jewellery linked to the wife of former prime minister Rosmah Mansor, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
“From a check of the records available under the customs information system for seven years in line with the period of record keeping, it was found that there were no import declaration made on the jewellery,” he said when winding up the debate on the motion of thanks for the Royal Address for his ministry at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.
According to Lim, it was an offence if no import declaration was made on imported items including seizing the goods brought in.
“If police reports could not link the said consignment with any offence, the Customs can link it to the Customs Act 1967 as it is an offence and can lead to various actions including seizures,” he said.
On July 10, a jewellery wholesaling company in Lebanon had filed a summons on Rosmah to demand that she returned the jewellery which were sent to her for selection or pays for the jewellery concerned amounting to US$14.79 million (RM59.831 million).
However, Rosmah in her statement of defence filed on July 23 denied that she had bought the jewellery.
The jewellery were among the money, jewellery, luxury handbags, luxury watches and dark glasses worth an estimated RM1.1 billion which were seized from the premises linked to former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, last month.