Malaysia's anti-graft agency sets up 2nd meeting with ex-PM Najib's wife Rosmah on Wednesday

In June, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was summoned to give her statements to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission at the agency's headquarters in Putrajaya.
In June, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was summoned to give her statements to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission at the agency's headquarters in Putrajaya.PHOTO: AFP

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, BERNAMA) - Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will have a second meeting with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Wednesday (Sept 26).

The wife of former prime minister Najib Razak has been issued with a notice by MACC to be present at its headquarters at 10am.

Sources said that officials from MACC handed over the letter on Tuesday evening (Sept 25).

On June 5, Madam Rosmah was called by MACC investigators to have her statement recorded over an investigation into SRC International, a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) - a state fund which Najib founded and chaired.

The media had reported that Madam Rosmah may face over 20 criminal charges, mostly involving money laundering. 

On Monday, MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull said that its investigation of Madam Rosmah has been completed and the report has been submitted to the Attorney-General for the next move.

"The MACC is only responsible for carrying out investigations. It is up to the A-G whether to prosecute Rosmah or not," he said.

Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri refused to comment further, saying that prosecution is outside MACC's jurisdiction.

On Sept 20, it was also reported that MACC did not rule out the possibility that Madam Rosmah would be charged soon.

Last Thursday (Sept 20), Najib pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power, the highest number of charges levelled against him so far.

With the new charges, Najib now faces a total of 32 charges over missing funds linked to 1MDB.

Najib has denied any wrongdoing, saying the funds were a donation from the Saudi royal family. The 65-year-old former leader is out on RM3.5 million (S$1.2 million) bail, to be settled in full by Sept 28. The case is next set for court mention on Nov 16.

Meanwhile, on Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president-elect Anwar Ibrahim's claim that there were elements of corruption in the party's elections, Mr Mohd Shukri on Monday called on Datuk Seri Anwar to provide the authorities with information about the persons involved.

Mr Anwar had said that there were unnamed leaders in PKR offering projects for support in the party polls.