11 December 2018, Tuesday | 03:01am

Rosmah summoned to MACC headquarters, likely to be charged tomorrow

2018-09-26

KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been called to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya, tomorrow morning, and is likely to be charged later in the day.

It is learnt that the notice summoning her to the graft busters headquarters was delivered to Rosmah, 66, at her house in Langgak Duta, Jalan Duta, about 5pm in the presence of her counsel Datuk K Kumaraendran.

The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been told to be present at the MACC headquarters by 10am.

Sources said she may face over 20 criminal charges, mostly involving money laundering under the Anti Money Laundering Act (AMLA).

Last June, she was summoned to give her statements to the MACC at the agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya.

Many were made to understand that the interview was in connection with the probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of beleaguered 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Earlier today, Rosmah’s son, Riza Aziz - who is the chief executive of Red Granite Pictures, was also called to the MACC headquarters over funds which were allegedly channelled to his company from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull yesterday said investigation on Rosmah had been completed and the report has been submitted to the Attorney-General for the next move.

The New Straits Times, had on Sept 18, reported that Rosmah is expected to formally answer charges of money laundering very soon, after probes that first began more than two years ago were revived.

It was reported that investigations into the “Rosmah file” were resurrected about three months ago, soon after the Barisan Nasional government fell.

Najib was subsequently charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust and one charge under the MACC Act 2009 involving some RM42 million. He pleaded not guilty.

Last Thursday he was slapped with an additional 25 charges of money laundering and abuse of power before being released on RM3.5 million bail.

The Pekan member of parliament wasinvolving RM2.3 billion allegedly stolen from the 1MDB.

Najib, 64, has also claimed trial for all the offences.

NST

 

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