“Rosmah File” resurrected.
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, 66, is set to formally answer charges of money laundering very soon, after probes that first began more than two years ago were revived.
The New Straits Times reported that investigators had, in recent days, tied up all the loose ends in their probe into the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
They apparently 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 Najib that had earlier hit a brick wall.
This was about the same time that Rosmah was called to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya in June for more than three hours.
“According to those privy to the ongoing process to bring the 66-year-old to court, Rosmah […] could be hit with up to 20 criminal charges, mostly linked to alleged money laundering,” the report said.
One charge reportedly involved the purchase of hormone-based anti-ageing products from the United States worth over RM1 million and that she was questioned at the MACC for over three hours because investigators believed that funds from SRC International Bhd were allegedly used to purchase the oral dietary supplements.
These supplements apparently could enhance growth hormone levels by more than 600 percent, if consumed rigorously.
Those who swore by the products said they experienced a boost in energy levels, had better sleep, increased sex drive, decreased body fat, increased lean muscle mass and better skin complexion.
“According to sources, the cheque payment of more than RM1 million was made out to a ‘Datuk’ (titled) doctor in Feb 2015 for the purchase of two sets of medication worth in excess of RM500,000 each,” the report added.
A cheque was issued to the doctor via an AmIslamic account (Kuala Lumpur branch), similar to another account linked to Najib that was subject to police investigations, the NST reported.
The account was believed to have been closed weeks after the payment was made.
The doctor, who was also questioned, had supposedly volunteered the information that the cheque was made out for the purchase of “two sets of medication”.
Rosmah was also alleged to have purchased a “100 percent plant-based health food to stimulate the human body to maintain youth, vigour and vitality, supposedly with anti-ageing properties”.
The NST reported that a cheque from the same account for RM100,000 was allegedly made out, also in February 2015, to a company for construction work at a house in Taman Duta.
The home is the known address of Najib and his wife. The payment was supposedly for work done on the sentry post and a room, among others.
The NST said the doctor in question has since resigned from his post as the vice-president of a medical society linked to his expertise, ostensibly to avoid dragging the society into controversy.
It was also reported that Najib could face more charges before the end of the month.