PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The lawyers of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor have slammed a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) which claimed that the former premier's wife had played a central role in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
"We would like to reiterate here, that our client had no links, nor any direct and indirect role with the day-to-day operations of the said company, more so its financial management, or those who were appointed to oversee the firm," Datuk K Kumaraendran and Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent, the lawyers of Rosmah said in a statement.
According to the statement, Rosmah stayed away from matters dealt with by her husband Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. It stressed that Rosmah had never influenced the outcome of any executive decisions made.
"Therefore, linking Rosmah directly to 1MDB, and piling accusations against her, we are afraid, is an attempt to influence the outcome of the investigations which are currently underway, and at worst, to tarnish Datin Seri Rosmah's image.
"We are of the opinion that this is a pure trial by media, expounded further by the court of public opinion."
Her lawyers said that Rosmah will continue to cooperate with authorities probing the matter.