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November 17, 2013

Najib’s obsession with money, status symbols

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Mariam Mokhtar

He has made known his desire to transform Langkawi into a Bali or a Monaco but before catering to high-end tourists, he should address the needs of the local population
Najib Tun Razak expressed a wish that Langkawi would become like Bali and Monaco, but he should be very careful of what he wishes for. He said: “Thousands of tourists come here to spend, generating revenue not only for companies but also the Government.”

Before Langkawi can be like Bali and Monaco, there are many things Najib must resolve. (more…)

September 26, 2013

Govt urged to stop funding Rosmah’s Permata

P Ramani

 

It is time the government stop channeling funds via Permata which does not have any specific agenda to meet, says a PKR MP.

The government should re-look into Rosmah Mansor’s pet project, the Permata programme, which merely acts as an intermediary to disburse funds for early childcare and education.

PKR’s Kapar MP G Manivanan said that Permata does not have a specific agenda which benefits early childcare. (more…)

April 26, 2013

ROSMAH AGAIN! Najib under fire after wife fails to pay 2 AES traffic summonses

ROSMAH AGAIN! Najib under fire after wife fails to pay 2 AES traffic summonsesAlaa Soleiman

Rosmah Mansor, the controversial wife of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak, has been caught red-handed! According to data from the Road Transport Department, the self-styled First Lady of Malaysia has not paid two traffic summonses issued under her husband’s unpopular Automated Enforcement System.

“Lo and behold, we have been lucky. Her name popped out when we did our checks! It is a clear double standard when the wife of the PM doesn’t pay the AES summonses. If the PM is so serious and confident that such a system is so good for road safety and for the public, he must ensure that every single one of the people closest to him must abide by AES,” PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli told a press conference on Wednesday. (more…)

March 2, 2013

Rosmah Where’s the millions given to Permata?

Mohd Ariff Sabri Aziz

Did Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak raise the Permata issue as a pre-emptive strike because Rosmah Mansor wants more?
Either Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has a death wish or he has political retards as advisers. Else how do you explain his out-of-the-blue defence of Permata.

Has anyone raised the issue of Permata recently? Why did he suddenly take a pre-emptive strike against the opposition?

It sounds like he is “preparing” for future attacks by the opposition on the unprecedented millions channelled to Permata, which is headed by his missus. (more…)

February 19, 2013

Rosmah and her biography

CT Ali 

Is being Najib’s wife a good reason for Rosmah to claim as being famous in her own right?

I have always wanted to live in a big house with guards at the gates. Only those that I wish to see will be given entry.

I want to be driven in a car with outriders flanking the car left, right, back and front and helicopters in the air, tracking my every move on the off-chance that some oddball out there wants to make life unpleasant for me because of my decadent lifestyle. (more…)

January 31, 2013

Najib blames Opposition for his own Palestinian blunder & Rosmah’s ‘DIAMOND’ SCANDALS

Najib blames Opposition for his own Palestinian blunder & Rosmah's 'DIAMOND' SCANDALSMaria Begum

PKR leaders shot back at embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak, accusing him of hiding behind his wife and not facing up directly to corruption allegations raised against his administration and his family.

“It is sad to see that in one of the rare times that Najib actually confronts the issue of his wife, it is like he is trying to pre-empt criticism against the possibility that further graft may be involved in giving Permata more spending money and power with a new deal. But when some one shows documentary evidence that the corruption accusations against him and Rosmah are substantial enough to warrant a probe, he quickly shuts up. This is not only cowardly but unmanly,” says PKR vice president Tian Chua. (more…)

January 10, 2013

Altantuya killed on the Deepak-Ropiaah Bukit Raja land? Is this why Boustead was roped in?

Wong Choon MeiAltantuya killed on the Deepak-Ropiaah Bukit Raja land? Is this why Boustead was roped in?

A startling piece of information relating to the macabre murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu has been dredged up in the on-going debate over the RM160mil Boustead Holdings Bhd deal, wherein the public-listed firm is believed to have been roped in to buy 223 acres of land in Bukit Raja, Selangor so as to silence a string of corruption expose’s levelled by ally-turned-foe Deepak Jaikishan at Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife Rosmah Mansor.

Was the beautiful 28-year-old Mongolian translator, allegedly Najib’s mistress at one time, killed on that land by two of his former bodyguards in 2006 – shot twice and then her body bombed to bits by military-grade C4 explosives to prevent identification? (more…)

January 9, 2013

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS AT MUHYIDDIN’S DOOR: No direct denial from Najib, only ‘healthy’ claim

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS AT MUHYIDDIN'S DOOR: No direct denial from Najib, only 'healthy' claim

Nawawi Mohamad, Stan Lee

Regardless of whether Prime Minister Najib Razak is telling the truth about his health, his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin has managed to make another advance. Umno watchers say the die has been cast and Najib’s failure to issue a categorical denial he did not suffer a stroke recently will not stop Muhyiddin, who is now on high gear to take over as the next Umno president.

And the target timeline remains the same – before the 13th general election which must be called before June this year.Yes, the writing is on the wall for the underperforming Najib and his unpopular wife Rosmah Mansor. (more…)

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year? – ‘Black Magic’ And Betrayal Engulf BN!

Sarawak Report

Failing – Adenan Satem is said to be a shadow of his former self. But why are his family blaming BN rivals for his ill health?

Sarawak Report has been made privy to extraordinary accusations of betrayal and ‘black magic’ from deep inside Taib Mahmud’s family-run regime, as deadly rivals square up to succeed the failing Chief Minister.

Allies of brother-in-law, Adenan Satem, who is fighting a fatal heart disease, have confided that they believe his condition is the work of political rivals! (more…)

December 18, 2012

It ain’t over till the FLOM sings

Mariam Mokhtar

If wife of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda Marcos is famous for her shoes, then Rosmah Mansor, the spouse of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is noted for her bags and rings. But fashion accessories are not her only forte, unlike most Malaysians, she can set aside subpoenas and has the time, money and inclination to write a book.
Surely the book is not the best medium to “explain” herself, if it is true that Malaysians only read two-and-a-half pages a year.One moment, both Najib and Rosmah (left) are riding high on the wave of public opinion and their belief that “we can do no wrong”. Next moment, they are at rock bottom and having to fend off accusations; hence the book. Did she publish details of her life and her rise to prominence, out of conceit or an act of desperation? (more…)

December 14, 2012

More Spectacular Malaysian Scandal Revelations

It takes a worried man, to sing a worried songJohn Berthelsen – Asia Sentinel

It takes a worried man, to sing a worried song

Carpet seller implicates, PM’s brother in bid to silence murder witness

The world of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor appears in increasing danger of coming apart because of sensational revelations by Rosmah’s former personal friend hinting at complicity in the six-year-old murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibu. Najib’s brother Nazim has now been enmeshed in the scandal.

The 28-year-old Altantuya was shot in the head twice and her body was blown up with C4 plastic explosives, possibly to hide an unborn child, in October 2006 by two bodyguards from Najib’s personal unit. One of the two confessed that they were to be paid RM100,000 to get rid of the woman, who had been jilted by Najib’s best friend, former security analyst Abdul Razak Baginda. (more…)

Polls delay gambit shattered by Deepak’s disclosures

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Terence Netto

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s frequent deferment of the polls was always a risky strategy given the propensity of his government to suffer blowouts from ongoing disclosures of serial malfeasance.

It was figured the quicker the polls were done with the safer it would be for the PM, whereas tardiness would leave his government dangerously undermined by the sleuthing Rafizi Ramlis of the opposition, heightening in their wake the possibility of calamitous results for the ruling BN at the eventual ballot. (more…)

December 6, 2012

‘Why haven’t Najib, Rosmah denied Deepak’s claims?’

Hafiz Yatim

Najib and Umno must answer the allegations raised by Deepak, Surendran said. “They should not concoct lies about our involvement in the matter,” he said.PKR vice-president N Surendran wants to know why Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have not denied the allegations about them by carpet merchant Deepak Jaikishian.

Surendran (below left) was asked about allegations made by Anwar’s former aide, Anuar Shaari, in a New Straits Times (NST) report today onOpposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim having played a role in Deepak’s allegations. (more…)

November 29, 2012

NAJIB’S FINGERPRINTS all over Raja Ropiaah’s alleged RM400mil Mindef land scam

NAJIB'S FINGERPRINTS all over Raja Ropiaah's alleged RM400mil Mindef land scam

Wong Choon Mei

Like it or not, Prime Minister Najib Razak’s fingerprints are all over the latest Umno corruption scandal to be exposed – a Ministry of Defense privatization scam involving Selangor Wanita Umno chief Raja Ropiaah Raja Abdullah, carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan, a proposed but still uncompleted defense research center and land worth RM400mil at current prices.

The 40-year-old Deepak, a good friend of Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor, turned ‘whistle blower’ on the first couple when his firm Astacanggih Sdn Bhd found itself “robbed” of a portion of the land it had bought. from Raja Ropiaah’s Awan Megah (M) Sdn Bhd. The land had been privatized by the Defense Ministry to Ropiaah’s firm. (more…)

November 28, 2012

DEEPAK BOMBSHELL: Wanita’s Raja Ropiaah ‘stole’ land while Najib’s family made ‘millions’

Wong Choon MeiDEEPAK BOMBSHELL: Wanita's Raja Ropiaah 'stole' land while Najib's family made 'millions'

It looks like Deepak Jaikishan, known for his close ties to Rosmah Mansor the wife of Prime Minister Najib Razak, is no longer so happy with the controversial first couple or their Umno party mates.

Deepak, a carpet trader who is branching out into bigger business, has accused Umno women’s wing leader Senator Raja Ropiaah Abdullah of ‘stealing’ land from his company Astacanggih Sdn Bhd and reselling a portion of it to a third party.

In his exposures to Malaysia Chronicle at an exclusive interview, Deepak also alleged that a member of Najib’s family had taken a ‘commission’ worth millions for Najib’s role in getting the land owned by the Ministry of Defense privatized to Raja Ropiaah in 2005 under a project called Puspahanas. (more…)

September 6, 2012

On-the-way-out Najib turning to doctored photos to DECEIVE nation & Umno rivals?

Maria BegumOn-the-way-out Najib turning to doctored photos to DECEIVE nation & Umno rivals?

It gets clearer by the day how precarious Prime Minister Najib Razak’s position in his own UMNO party is. His latest scrape is an allegedly doctored photo to give the impression that popular support for his leadership is much higher than it really was.

And despite hasty denials by the national news agency Bernama that the photo had been altered, critics believe the incident will boomerang and make already upset colleagues in Umno even more “hopping mad” at the latest attempt to pull wool over their eyes.

“Najib’s weakest point is his vanity. Some say this is also encouraged by his wife Rosmah Mansor and that’s why during the Najib administration, the PM’s Office has spent an unprecedented bomb on public relations and image consultants to give a false image of themselves. Whether it’s to boost their ego or to show off to the country, I think some of these foreign consultants have been found out, disgraced and now under investigation in their own countries,” PKR vice president Chua Jui Meng told Malaysia Chronicle. (more…)

June 22, 2012

Najib, Altantuya and submarine

Zaidel Baharuddin

Many versions have come out about the murdered Mongolian lady and the link to the submarine deal, and many more may be in the pipeline.

Finally, I have decided to touch on a topic that would make the average FMT reader filled with glee upon reading the trifecta of conspiracies penned on the title.

Ever since 2008 there were various versions running around in regard to the death of this particularly attractive Mongolian lady. They ranged from the infamous Raja Petra Kamarudin who was once hailed as a hero, a beacon of democracy and the tower of freedom to the latest version from Suaram. (more…)

April 23, 2012

Scorpenes and the “James Bond” legal eagle: What dark secrets are Najib and Rosmah hiding?

Scorpenes and the "James Bond" legal eagle: What dark secrets are Najib and Rosmah hiding?

Nawawi Mohamad

Did Prime Minister Najib Razak send Umno’s top legal eagle off to Europe for some derring-do and hush-hush activity?

So far, two versions have hit the news portals. One, that Shafee Abdullah is in Australia attending an international law conference as any diligent and good lawyer should do. Two, that he is now somewhere in Europe, most likely Paris, where he has been tasked to look after the interest of the Malaysian PM and wife Rosmah Mansor in connection to the RM7.3 billion Scorpene corruption scandal. (more…)

April 18, 2012

Easy for Najib to win: First, put Rosmah on a leash. Second, arrest Dr M!

Easy for Najib to win: First, put Rosmah on a leash. Second, arrest Dr M!

Mathias Gomes

Dear PM Najib,

If you want to win big and do better than 2004 in this coming 13th General Election, all you have to do is give assurance to the Rakyat (people) that you will ‘gempar’ them and take action on the following essentials:

1. Issue a warrant of arrest to your good friend Abdul Razak Baginda and charge him in court for abetting in the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu – yes again. The rakyat really suspect he is guilty of abetting the murder as he was the main player and benefited the most in the Scorpene acquisition. Actually, some of the rakyat even suspect you and your wife, Rosmah Mansor, but one step at a time. Whatever it is, this action against Baginda might clear a little of the scandal off you, and decrease the negativity from your credibility in the murder. (more…)

March 27, 2012

How will Umno-BN react if they lose GE-13

How will Umno-BN react if they lose GE-13

Nawawi Mohamad

Some have predicted doomsday for Malaysia if UMNO-BN loses, with the more imaginative even giving eerie and gory details. But others say the doomsday depicted by these writers is unlikely to happen because it will be bad for everybody.The reality is likely to be somewhere in between.

What cannot be denied is the fact that there may be a ‘loose nut’ or two in UMNO, who will try to influence Prime Minister Najib Razak into triggering some form of unpleasantness. Or he himself might be panicked into launching a violent crackdown – a good example was the July, 9 2011 Bersih rally for free and fair elections. (more…)

March 8, 2012

For all the wrong reasons

Mariam Mokhtar

International Women’s Day falls on March 8, but the women who have made recent headlines in Malaysia do so for the wrong reasons.

They include self-styled ‘First Lady’ Rosmah Mansor, the Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, the ladies of the Obedient Wives Club and the Tourism Minister Dr Ng Yen Yen, whose latest brainwave is to turn taxi drivers into “tourism ambassadors”.

Perhaps, one of the taxi drivers should replace the high commissioner in London. (more…)

February 15, 2012

Open letter to Curtin University

FMT LETTER:  Concerned Curtin Alumni, 

Dear Mr Pip Lapelms, PR Manager, Curtin University, WA Australia.

I would like to refer to your recent media release on Curtin University’s Honorary Doctorate of Letters award to Rosmah Mansor, dated Feb 13, 2012.

I am an alumni of Curtin University, having completed a bachelors and masters between the years of 2003 and 2009, and a proud alumni at that. I am also a Malaysian citizen, and I am also an Australian tax payer for the past nine years. Hence, Curtin University’s decision to award Rosmah Mansor with a Honorary Doctorate greatly interests and intrigues me from both an Australian and Malaysian perspective. (more…)

December 10, 2011

Remember Rosmah Mansor?

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Remember Rosmah Mansor?

Nawawi Mohamad

Remember Rosmah Mansor? Of course, who can forget the First Lady of Malaysia – FLOM!

Yes, she has keeping a studiously low-profile of late. That is until, her favorite carpet man Deepak Jaikishan – he of the P.I. Balasubramaniam statutory declaration and Altantuya-Scorpenes fame – burst on to the scene in the most cynical of places – in corporate Malaysia, where Rosmah, a former banker, still keeps a close tab.

To Deepak, she is like an “older sister”, and to another corporate toy-boy Jho Low, she is not his “mak-angkat” but a “good friend”. But what about her – what are these guys to her?

So far, not a word has escaped her lips, erstwhile known for endless karaoke sessions and sometimes even scolding people, when she doesn’t get what she wants exactly the way she wants it. (more…)

October 7, 2011

Attention shifts to why Rosmah ring was imported and was a crony involved?

Attention shifts to why Rosmah ring was imported and was a crony involved?Melissa Lee

PKR Rembau chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin is worried and wants the authories to continue probing the RM24million diamond ring that has been speculated to be belong to First Lady Rosmah Mansor.

While he feels vindicated by the Customs Department’s confirmation that the controversial ring improted from New York’s Jacob and Co existed, he fears that if unchecked, Prime Minister Najib Razak’s wife may burden the country with her excessive spending.

“Her extravagance and arrogance that we see is damaging the country and Rosmah can say anything just like Imelda Marcos who did not care for the people. And in the end, the biggest contributor to Marcos’ downfall was Imelda,” he told Selangor TV. (more…)

October 5, 2011

Customs confirmation of Rosmah ring sparks more questions than answers

Customs confirmation of Rosmah ring sparks more questions than answersWong Choon Mei

In a carefully worded written reply to DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng, Minister in the Prime Minister’s department Nazri Aziz pussyfooted around a RM24 million diamond ring that was allegedly imported by First Lady Rosmah Mansor or by her cronies, wishing to stay in her good books by gifting her with a fabulous gem.

But strip away the frenzied denial attempts and the co-ordinated press releases by the government-controlled medai, the facts that stand are firstly, the ring was real and not a figment of PKR Rembau chief Badrul Hisham Shahrin, as Najib boldy tried to imply when he gave an interview to Indonesian newspaper Kompas.

Secondly, Nazri said the ring was in the country for only a few days, and this lend credence to speculation that it had been brough in to for a special private sale or viewing by Rosmah and her clique in their version of a high-end tupperware party. (more…)

August 25, 2009

A call to Rosmah: can justice flow like a river for Penan girls?

By Rosita Maja

datin-sri-rosmah-mansorPenan school girls have claimed they have been raped, sexually abused and taken advantage of, on their way to school. Could you keep quiet if this happened to your daughters?

Many quarters of civil society have fought hard to bring the issue to the attention of the Malaysian government and the relevant authorities. The issue has been highlighted for more than a year!

We heard Rosmah Mansor, Mrs PM, say “to me…no child should be left out or deprived of the opportunity to learn,” in one of her speeches in June.

Why are you, Rosmah, still keeping quiet on the reports of rape of Penan schoolgirls and women? (more…)

August 12, 2009

An Appeal to the “First Lady” of Malaysia, Rosmah Mansor

By Rosita Maja

datin-sri-rosmah-mansorDear Mrs PM,

Can you look into the plight of Penan girls and women in Sarawak?

You, Rosmah Mansor, wife of Prime Minister Najib Razak, were installed on April 23 as the new president of Bakti (the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers).

During your first public statement as Bakti president, you declared the society would concentrate on charity and welfare work. You pledged that Bakti would plan programmes to benefit Malaysian society, especially the handicapped. (more…)

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