Rosmah’s trial: Rosmah the only one to assume ‘First Lady of Malaysia’ title

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Rosmah Mansor told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that she was not sure if the wives of the previous prime ministers in the country used the First Lady of Malaysia (FLOM) title.

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She, however, said that she was active and led a busy life carrying the FLOM title.

Rosmah said this during a cross-examination conducted by Gopal Sri Ram, the lead prosecutor, during her corruption trial today.

Sri Ram: Your husband (Najib) became the prime minister in 2009. Before he became PM, were the wives of the previous PMs known as FLOM?

Rosmah: I did not notice.

Sri Ram: Before Abdullah (Ahmad) Badawi and even before Tun M (Dr Mahathir Mohamad), their wives were not known as the First Lady of Malaysia?

Rosmah: I don’t know.

Sri Ram: Going back to Abdul Razak (Malaysia’s second PM), your mother-in-law (Rahah) was never known as FLOM?

Rosmah: I don’t know because when she was his wife, I had not married Najib yet.

Rosmah married Najib in February 1987, while the latter’s mother died in December last year.

Rosmah also went on to claim that the previous wives of the prime ministers were not active as she was.

“They didn’t have any prominent projects (under them) like Permata, and they were seldom invited to give keynote addresses.

“However, when Najib was the PM, I led a very, very busy life,” she told the court.

When questioned further, Rosmah said that the FLOM division was under the Prime Minister’s Department and said she played no part or had any role in the formation of the said division.

Sri Ram: You gave yourself the title of FLOM?

Rosmah: No.

Sri Ram: Who gave?

Rosmah: No one but it was established under the Prime Minister’s Department for administrative purposes.

Sri Ram: Was there a department named FLOM under the Prime Minister’s Department?

Rosmah: I don’t know. Not my job. I don’t interfere in the administration of government matters.


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