The prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor allegedly spent US$6 million on clothes, shoes and jewellery, claims the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
The report said the spending, made between 2008 and 2015, was based on new documents reviewed by the WSJ.
“Newly revealed documents show (Rosmah) has racked up at least US$6 million in credit card charges in recent years – despite having no known source of income beyond her husband’s salary.
“She is the only child of schoolteachers, hasn’t had a regular paying job in years and her husband, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, is a longtime bureaucrat with an annual salary of US$100,000,” said the report.
It said the spending were made from London’s Harrods department store to Saks Fifth Avenue of New York and elsewhere.
According to the WSJ, the latest US$6 million expenses include the close to US$1 million spending by Rosmah which it previously reported.
In March, the WSJ reported that Rosmah spent €750,000 at an Italian branch of Swiss-owned jewellery store De Grisogono and US$130,635 at Chanel in Honolulu, Hawaii.
In that report, the WSJ claimed the spending was charged to the credit cards of Rosmah’s husband Najib.
It claimed the credit cards drew on 1MDB funds.
The latest report highlighted Rosmah’s biography on her source of funds for shopping.
“I have bought some jewellery and dresses with my own money. What is wrong with that?” it quoted Rosmah in her biography.
The report said Najib could not be reached for comment.
Malaysiakini has contacted Rosmah’s aide Rizal Mansor for comment and is awaiting response.