Rosmah Mansor’s presence at the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur during the party’s supreme council meeting last night has set tongues wagging.
However, a former aide to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who is now close to Rosmah, clarified that the latter had wanted to meet with Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“Many cooked up stories that Rosmah joined the meeting. She was there to meet Zahid and had no dealings with the supreme council,” said Rahimi Osman on Facebook today.
Rosmah, who is the wife of former premier Najib Abdul Razak, shared the posting on her Facebook, saying: “This is the true story…”
Meanwhile, Rahimi claimed the meeting with Zahid lasted about 10 minutes and Rosmah had exited the building through the underground car park so nobody saw her leave.
“She was only there for a few minutes, not hours.
“When news of her presence at the Umno building spread and all sorts of speculations were being made, she was already back home,” he added.
Malaysiakini understands that the meeting with Zahid was not related to her case or Najib’s upcoming judicial review on the SRC International case next month.
Rahimi is the former schoolmate of Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan who introduced the latter to Anwar.
Saiful later accused Anwar of sodomising him, for which the latter landed in prison until receiving a pardon in 2018 after Pakatan Harapan won the general election.
Rahimi had also claimed that he was forced to make two statutory declarations in 2008 which implicated Najib and Rosmah in the case.
Rosmah’s surprise appearance at the Umno headquarters came hours after supreme council member Mohd Puad Zarkashi urged the party to pressure the government on several issues, including ensuring a “fair trial” for Najib and for the trial judge who convicted him to be charged.
Najib is serving a 12-year prison sentence after the Federal Court upheld his conviction on Aug 23.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Najib’s daughter Nooryana Najwa described her father’s judicial review on Jan 19 as “one last chance” for him to walk free.
She also said that “all hands are on deck” to ensure her father “gets justice this time.” – Malaysiakini