Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor met the anti-graft agents at the anti-corruption agency offices in defiance.
She sported a Chopard “Ladies Happy Sports Classic 7 Floating Diamond” watch worth between RM60,000 to RM90,000 said netizens.
For a lady under investigation, that was a defying moment.
To add to the outrage, she had also carried a handbag that resembled a “Demetra” by Versace, which is said to be priced between RM6000 to Rm10,000.
And she came in a silver Mercedes Benz, wearing a blue baju kurung with a red headscarf and an RM800 (some says it is worth RM3000) shoe which is said to resemble a Christian Louboutin’s Warpop Wedges.
It took almost 6 hours for the anti-graft team at Putrajaya to interrogate the wife of ex-PM Najib Razak.
The intense grilling of Rosmah follows that of her husband ex-PM Najib Razak, who was questioned twice last month by MACC officers.
Rosmah, 66, is widely unpopular in Malaysia. She is said to be one of the reasons that led to the Barisan Nasional’s defeat last month.
Known for her love of luxury clothes and handbags, Rosmah arrived in a three-car convoy.
Rosmah arrived at the anti-graft body’s headquarters at 10.45am, accompanied by her daughter Nooryana Najwa Najib and son-in-law Daniyar Kessikbayev. Two lawyers were also present.
Rosmah was questioned in relation to the SRC International, a subsidiary of the 1MDB.
Najib was questioned over the SRC International.
SRC International was a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which was subsequently placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012.
Rosmah left the MACC building at 3.44pm and did not speak to the media.
After the raids on Najib’s houses and the police haul of luxurious handbags and other items along millions of dollars in cash, Rosmah lashed at the media.
She urged the media not to start a ‘trial by the media’ against her and her family.
“Her questioning by graft-busters will be intense and thorough,” Abdul Razak Idris, former investigations and intelligence director at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), told AFP.
“She may also be asked to reveal her bank accounts and explain the source of the cash and jewellery found by police in two condominiums recently.”
Flash: Rosmah leaves MACC after three hours of questioning
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For years several blogs and foreign media alleged that billions of dollars were allegedly stolen from the 1MDB fund founded by Najib.
The crime was committed in a sophisticated fraud that stretched from Singapore to Switzerland, with the money used to buy items ranging from Picasso artworks to high-end real estate.
Both Najib and the fund have consistently denied any wrongdoing.