Rosmah Spent RM24 Million On Luxurious Clothes And Jewellery In Just 7 Years
New Wall Street Journal report reveals how Rosmah has spent millions on luxury items.
A latest revelation by The Wall Street Journal revealed that PM Najib Razak's wife, Rosmah Mansor has spent USD6 million on clothes, shoes, and jewellery alone
The money was said to have been spent in the duration of seven years, from the year 2008 till 2015 based on the documents reviewed by WSJ
"Newly revealed documents show (Rosmah) has racked up at least USD6 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 USD100,000," read the WSJ report, according to a report by Malaysiakini on 12 September.
According to the report, most of the purchases were made from London's Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue and a few other unmentioned places
While it is baffling for many how Rosmah manages to support her indulgent lifestyle, she, however, claims that it is her saving habits that help with it.
"I have bought some jewelry and dresses with my own money. What is wrong with that?" asked Rosmah in her biography titled, 'Biographi Rosmah Mansor'. The 180-page book was published in 2013, with an array of explanations on the multi-million dollar ring scandal and how it is common for a prime minister's spouse to receive expensive gifts.
Earlier this year, on 30 March, the WSJ released reports claiming that Rosmah along with her husband, PM Najib Razak had spent EUR750,000 (RM4.091 million) at an Italian branch of Swiss-owned jewellery store De Grisogono and USD130,635 (RM534,297) at Chanel in Hawaii
According to WSJ, the above expenses made in late 2014, were charged to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's credit card which drew its funds from the debt-ridden state fund, 1MDB.
It was also reported that popular Malaysian clothing retailer, Jakel Trading Bhd had received more than USD14 million from PM Najib Razak between 2011 and 2014.
Malaysiakini reported that they had contacted Rosmah's aide Rizal Mansor for comments but they have yet to receive a response on the matter.
Responding to the matter, Amanah Youth deputy chief Faiz Fadzil has asked Rosmah to come forward and clear her name from the "accusations" made by WSJ
Faiz said that Rosmah can do so by either suing the WSJ or through an official investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC).
He added that the newly-minted MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad must deliver his promise to investigate each and every corruption case without fear or favour.
"1MDB funds are public money, and the MACC must fulfil its responsibility to the country and to the people (which are above) any interests of the people in power.
"The attorney-general must order for the 1MDB scandal to be re-investigated independently and comprehensively," said Faiz.
The past few years have seen Rosmah being heavily criticised for her lavish lifestyle and exorbitant spending: