UNSECO will honour Rosmah Mansor,First Lady Of Malaysia at 71st UN Assembly,putting UN on collision cause with the US DOJ
From 16 to 23 September, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, is in New York to take part in a number of high-level events within the framework of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. One year after the historic adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Director-General will join Heads of State, Government leaders, UN High Level Representatives and civil society to share UNESCO’s full contribution in taking forward the new agenda and in promoting dialogue and lasting peace.
The Director-General will also participate in a high-level entitled “A Tribute to heroes in the global campaign against violent extremism”, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hero Awards will be presented to a wide range of women and men who are role models in leading the fight against violent extremism across the world The “Lead by Example” Award will be presented to President Macky Sall of Senegal and Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, First Lady of Malaysia.
Then, this from the Wall Street Journal
A major financial scandal swirling around the Malaysian prime minister is drawing fresh attention to his glamorous wife, Rosmah Mansor, who newly revealed documents show has racked up at least $6 million in credit card charges in recent years—despite having no known source of income beyond her husband’s salary.
Extensive bank-transfer records reviewed by the Journal showed that large sums from(Malaysian sovereign welath fund) 1MDB wound up in the prime minister’s personal accounts via intermediaries.
The records were also cited in a civil lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department in July seeking the seizure of more than $1 billion of assets from people connected to Mr. Najib.
The Wall Street Journal reported this year, citing banking documents, that at least $1 million in purchases made by Ms. Rosmah at jewelry and fashion stores in Europe and the U.S. in 2014 were paid for by Mr. Najib using credit cards that drew on 1MDB funds. The couple declined to comment at the time.