Anti-graft agency to quiz Rosmah

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been summoned for questioning on Tuesday.
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has been summoned for questioning on Tuesday.

KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will question Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, on Tuesday as part of investigations into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1MDB.

A source confirmed that a notice had been given to Ms Rosmah to turn up for questioning at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 11am on Tuesday. MACC officers were seen entering Mr Najib's private residence at about 4pm on Friday before leaving 11/2 hours later.

"We need to question her to assist our investigations into SRC International," the source said.

This is the first time Ms Rosmah has been called up by the MACC over 1Malaysia Development Bhd since the issue broke in 2015.

Mr Najib has so far been questioned three times by MACC over SRC International. On Dec 5, 2015, MACC took a statement from Mr Najib over its probe into SRC and the RM2.6 billion (S$870 million) deposited in his personal account.

He was questioned again, for five hours, on May 22 and called back on May 24 for further questioning.

Mr Najib has denied any wrongdoing related to the state fund since the scandal broke in 2015 and said the RM2.6 billion was a donation from a Saudi royal.

Police have searched six premises linked to Mr Najib in their probe into the 1MDB scandal since May 16.

On May 18, they seized 284 boxes filled with designer handbags, watches, jewellery and cash in various currencies from three condominium units at Pavilion Residences in Kuala Lumpur.

Police have also been photographed transporting suitcases and orange boxes containing the designer handbags seized from the operation, but have not released any verified images of the seized items.

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