With her lavish lifestyle laid bare, these are 'trying times' for Rosmah Mansor

Wife of ex-PM Najib comes under renewed scrutiny as raids uncover haul of luxury goods

Madam Rosmah in Kuala Lumpur in 2000. The only child of a Malay school headmaster and his teacher wife, she grew up in the small town of Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan. In interviews, Madam Rosmah had gushed about marrying Mr Najib, whom she describe
Madam Rosmah Mansor showing her ink-stained finger after voting in Malaysia's general election in Pekan, Pahang, on May 9. PHOTO: REUTERS
Madam Rosmah in Kuala Lumpur in 2000. The only child of a Malay school headmaster and his teacher wife, she grew up in the small town of Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan. In interviews, Madam Rosmah had gushed about marrying Mr Najib, whom she describe
Madam Rosmah in Kuala Lumpur in 2000. The only child of a Malay school headmaster and his teacher wife, she grew up in the small town of Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Madam Rosmah in Kuala Lumpur in 2000. The only child of a Malay school headmaster and his teacher wife, she grew up in the small town of Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan. In interviews, Madam Rosmah had gushed about marrying Mr Najib, whom she describe
Mr Najib hugging Madam Rosmah after a badminton tournament at the Seremban Municipal Council hall in 2009. PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Madam Rosmah in Kuala Lumpur in 2000. The only child of a Malay school headmaster and his teacher wife, she grew up in the small town of Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan. In interviews, Madam Rosmah had gushed about marrying Mr Najib, whom she describe
In interviews, Madam Rosmah had gushed about marrying Mr Najib, whom she described as her best friend. PHOTO: SIN CHEW DAILY
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Out came those iconic orange boxes housing Hermes bags, balanced in precarious stacks on trolleys bound for the back of police trucks.

There were 284 of them - enough to fill five trucks - along with 72 bags stuffed with jewellery, cash and branded watches.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline With her lavish lifestyle laid bare, these are 'trying times' for Rosmah Mansor. Subscribe