Malaysia: Anti-Corruption Commission Investigates on Rosmah Mansor, Najib Razak's Wife

VOICES.NEWS- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation on former Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has ...

VOICES.NEWS- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation on former Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been completed and the report has been submitted to the Attorney-General for the next move, MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said.

“The MACC is only responsible for carrying out the investigation and it is up to the Attorney-General whether to prosecute Rosmah or not,” he said.

Prior to this, media reported that Rosmah may face over 20 criminal charges, mostly involving money laundering. Last June, she was summoned to give her statements to the MACC at the agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya.

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrives at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Putrajaya June 5, 2018. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
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On September 20, it was also reported that MACC did not rule out that Rosmah would be charged soon.

Mohd Shukri, however, refused to comment further.

“I cannot answer your questions on whether or not she will be prosecuted because it is outside our jurisdiction,” he said when met after delivering an executive talk titled “Corruption: A Challenge for the Young People” in conjunction with the Varsity Anti-Corruption Convention at (KoMawAR) at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) here today.

On the PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that there were elements of corruption in PKR elections, Mohd Shukri called on the PKR de facto leader to provide the authorities with information about the persons involved.

He said without the information, it would be difficult for the MACC to begin investigation.

Anwar was today reported to have said that there were unnamed leaders in PKR offering projects for support in the party polls, and that they would not tolerate those who use “dirty tactics” in the party polls.

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A businessman, who was once close to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, yesterday filed a lawsuit against her to seek RM50 million in damages over an alleged conspiracy that caused his business losses, New Straits Times reported.

JR Deepak Jaikishan and his younger brother J. Rajesh filed the lawsuit with the High Court yesterday, claiming Datuk Seri Najib Razak had abused his position as then prime minister to order Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Berhad to file various legal actions against him.

Deepak claimed the civil suits were meant to block him from giving oral evidence in a civil case related to murdered Mongolian national, Altantuya Shaariibuu.

The two named Najib’s wife, Rosmah, and his younger brother, Datuk Ahmad Johari Abdul Razak, Umno Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Raheem and then Bank Kerjasama Rakyat chairman Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh as defendants.

Deepak courted controversy when he once claimed he had negotiated with private investigator P. Balasubramaniam to retract the latter’s statutory declaration implicating Rosmah in the murder.
The allegation then spiralled into an elaborate exchange of accusations and complex lawsuits and counter-suits between him and Bank Kerjasama Rakyat which remains unresolved until this day.
In the latest lawsuit, the businessman said the defendants had directly and indirectly conspired to damage his business.

They claimed that Bank Kerjasama Rakyat had agreed to use a dispute over a RM200 million loan linked to a property transaction against Deepak in 2008. The legal dispute was then settled with an agreement that the businessman be paid RM22 million.
Shukry was said to be the mediator in the deal.

 (Editors/Bernama/RTR)

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