Hornbill Unleashed

June 18, 2017

Clarify who ‘MO1’s wife’ is, S’gor rep tells Rosmah

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

The prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor has been asked to clarify who the individual identified by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as “Malaysian Official 1’s (MO1) wife” is.

Yesterday the DOJ, in its latest civil forfeiture suit filing, alleged that at least US$27.3 million had been used to buy a 22-carat pink diamond pendant and necklace for “MO1’s wife.”

Damansara Utama assemblyperson Yeo Bee Yin in a statement today said Rosmah should clear the air on who this unnamed figure is.

“Since Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan has admitted that MO1 is Prime Minister Najib Razak (as reported in The Star on Sept 1, 2016), then it is not difficult to guess who is the “wife of MO”.

“At yesterday’s event, Rosmah asked Malaysians not to believe in slander spread by social media.

“Instead of sweeping the DOJ’s allegations under the carpet, Rosmah must tell the Malaysian public if she is indeed the ‘wife of MO1’ mentioned in DOJ’s suit filing,” said Yeo.

Rosmah in a speech during an event at the Defence Ministry in Kuala Lumpur yesterday urged the public not to believe in “slander, which is twisted on social media”, without specifying.

Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali yesterday denied the latest allegations insisting no wrongdoing has been found against 1MDB and expressed concern at DOJ’s “insinuations” of criminal wrongdoing by Najib.

Yeo also said that the amount of money used to buy jewellery for “MO1’s wife” exceeded that of the Permata Programme’s 2017 allocation.

Previously, she had also raised her concerns against Permata before, which resulted in a tit-for-tat argument with Rosmah’s aide which lasted for several days.

Yeo also today urged “MO1’s wife” to return the pink diamond necklace along with the assorted other jewellery, as it was purportedly bought with misappropriated 1MDB funds, which should belong to the people.

In its first 1MDB-related filing last year, the DOJ had claimed that a total of US$731 million of allegedly misappropriated 1MDB funds had entered the personal accounts of MO1.

This included US$681 million transferred in March 2013, which the DOJ documents quoted Apandi as saying that it was a personal donation from a member of the Saudi royal family.

The DOJ and Apandi both noted that in August 2013, US$620 million of the fund as returned.

However, the DOJ claimed the money had originated from 1MDB, and was transferred to MO1 from, and later returned to, the Singapore bank account of Tanore Corporation.

The DOJ has also shed more light on what had happened to the US$620 million, saying in its latest filing that at least US$27.3 million of the amount was used to buy a 22-carat pink diamond pendant and necklace for “MO1’s wife”.


Source : Malaysiakini


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4 Comments »

  1. Who are Abdul Rahman Dahlan and Salleh Said Keruak to challenge the DOJ to reveal the names of the complainant on 1MDB and SRC International? Both Abdul Rahman Dahlan and Salleh Said Keruak are retarded orang utang from Sabah ‘s Umno Baru party. A former AG was right when he said DOJ was independent ( unlike Malaysia’s current CJ and AG) and both 1MDB and SRC International had used the United States financial system for international laundering.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — June 18, 2017 @ 5:54 PM | Reply

  2. Wife of MO1 = FLOM = Diamond Queen = BMW

    Comment by tigeryk — June 18, 2017 @ 2:11 PM | Reply

  3. good question. But the assemblywoman directed at the wrong person. Why not asking the DOJ.

    The department is the one using the word “wife of Mo1”. So ask the department.

    Comment by shamshul anuar — June 18, 2017 @ 12:28 PM | Reply

  4. The woman described as “the wife of Malaysian Official 1” by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) should emulate Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and surrender the diamond gifts she received, which were allegedly acquired using funds stolen from 1MDB.

    Comment by Hattan — June 18, 2017 @ 8:56 AM | Reply


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