Prominent businessperson Halim Saad is the purported witness which Rosmah Mansor was alleged to have approached, claimed the prosecution today in saying the wife of former premier Najib Abdul Razak had tried to tamper with witnesses in the past.
This was disclosed during today's proceeding when appointed special prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram submitted a police report to Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi.
Although Sri Ram did not name Halim, his name was brought up by Rosmah's defence team led by K Kumaraendran and Geethan Ram Vincent who asked what Halim had to do with the case.
They pointed out the police report was not lodged by him but by a MACC officer.
Sri Ram had earlier said he wanted Rosmah's bail for her money-laundering charges be denied as he claimed she had the propensity to tamper with witnesses.
This led Sri Ram, a former Federal Court judge, to submit the police report which was lodged last Friday to prove his point.
He asked that if bail is allowed, the court should set it at RM10 million with certain conditions.
Sessions Court judge Azura allowed bail at RM2 million with two sureties and that Rosmah surrenders her passport plus a strict order that she does not approach or tamper with potential witnesses.
Rosmah today claimed trial to 17 counts of money laundering amounting to a total of RM7.1 million.
Rosmah's lawyers have cried foul over Sri Ram bringing up the issue of witness-tampering.