After Malaysia’s ex-PM singing to the tune of an oldie, it is now the turn of his wife Rosmah Mansor singing a popular Garth Brooks song.
The Wall Street Journal today picked Rosmah’s rendition of ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ published in 2010 to accompany its report on the once high-flying first lady of Malaysia.
The Journal’s report entitled ‘Malaysia’s Extravagant Ex-First Lady Lands in Graft Investigators’ Sights”, says Rosmah for years was a lightning rod for anger over suspected corruption.
It says the evidence is emerging of how powerful Rosmah was as in politics, confirming the rumours that circulated in the country for years.
Now, Rosmah is taking the seat as the central actor in the international scandal over the state fund known as 1MDB.
The Journal citing sources says the MACC is scrutinizing Rosmah for a possible criminal indictment alongside her husband.
First Lady of Riches
Here’s a look at goods allegedly acquired by Rosmah Mansor, Najib Razak’s wife, and her son with 1MDB money or gifted to her.
$36 million New York penthouse
$22.3 million home in Belgravia, London
Beverly Hills mansion dubbed ‘Pyramid House’
$1.3 million for 27 diamond bracelets and necklaces from Lorraine Schwartz
$27 million pink diamond from Lorraine Schwartz
$130,000 shopping spree at Chanel in Hawaii
More than $800,000 in spending at de Grisogono in Sardinia
284 handbags, including several Hermès Birkins, which can cost anywhere from $5,000 up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some of the bags were gifts to Ms. Rosmah and other family members.
These are topped by Najib’s salary.
About $90,000 a year for nine years= $810,000.
The report also says allegations of corruption is now appearing to be true.