Prosecutors in Malaysia have dusted-off and revived what is known as the Rosmah files in their jargon, right after the Barisan Nasional government fell in May.
This was reported by the NST, known to be an Umno paper under the BN.
The newspaper said, “It is understood that they dusted off and resurrected the “Rosmah file” about three months ago, soon after the Barisan Nasional government fell. This particular investigation, like so many others before it, was linked to allegedly suspicious sources of funds connected to her husband that had earlier hit a brick wall.”
Another source told The Independent that Rosmah Mansour, the former First Lady of Malaysia (FLOM) may be charged on 20 criminal offences, ranging from money laundering to the use of funds from the SRC International which received money from 1MDB or from other entities belonging or linked to 1MDB.
The ex Malaysian PM Najib Tun Razak was arrested in connection with the deposit of RM2.6bil of 1MDB funds into his personal account yesterday. A long list of 30 over-charges is awaiting him at the courts.
Najib was taken into custody after he arrived at the MACC and the formal arrest was made at 4.13pm yesterday.
In a statement, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) said the arrest was made at its headquarters in Putrajaya.
The MACC will also cooperate with the police to record Najib’s statement before he is taken to court tomorrow.
“This is to aid police investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001,” the MACC said in its statement.
The charge is about the RM2.6 billion found in Najib’s personal account, which the former PM insists was from a Saudi Arabian prince.
Najib produced some letters and wire transaction documents showing he received money in his account but the amount he showed does not tally with the RM2.6 billion, which could have precipitated his doom.
Najib is already facing seven criminal charges over funds belonging to SRC International totalling RM42 million: Three criminal breach of trust charges, three for money laundering and one for abuse of power.
He had to put up RM 1 million in bail for the SRC International cases.