Bukit Aman: We Have Solid Evidence That Rosmah's Pink Diamond Was Bought With 1MDB Funds
Bukit Aman police revealed that there is now solid evidence to prove that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor's 'pink diamond' was purchased using 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds
"There is money trail evidence of the purchase of the USD23 million (RM94 million) 'pink diamond' from a jeweller in New York using money from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)," Senior Assistant Commissioner Datuk Khalil Azlan Chik, head of the Bukit Aman anti-money laundering investigation team, revealed.
"Even though the 'pink diamond' was not found during the police raid, there is clear evidence to show the existence of the purchase transaction," he said in a media statement on 13 April, Malay Mail reported.
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has repeatedly denied being the buyer of the 22-carat diamond
The wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak alleged that she was being slandered by critics and the rumours were fabricated as a means of voting him out of office.
"If people come to apologise to me, I will forgive them. But what is more important is to apologise to the people," Rosmah told reporters at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex on Wednesday, 10 April, according to The Star.
Last year, Najib claimed that the pink diamond pendant was a gift from Prince Sheikh Mansour, the brother of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Zayed.
Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah told the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, 8 April, that the gem was not purchased in Malaysia despite being brought into the country
According to the deputy minister, the jewellery agents had declared the diamond among about 40 pieces of precious stones meant for the "wife of a prominent person."
However, the agent also declared the same jewellery to have exited the country, indicating no sale was made, Malay Mail reported.
The former premier also denied his wife's involvement with the 22-carat jewel in his first sit down interview after GE14: