27 October 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang has questioned today whether Datuk Seri Najib Razak is admitting to a massive ring of scandal involving the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), following the latter’s interview with Al Jazeera’s 101 East show.
“Is Najib finally admitting to the existence of a monstrous 1MDB corruption and money-laundering school which rightly gave Malaysia the infamy and ignominy of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy
“Mahathir had asked Najib to lodge police reports against persons whom Najib believed were responsible for the 1MDB scandal. Would Najib do so?” Lim asked in a statement, referring to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Lim had asked a series of three questions, also asking why Najib had waited so long to answer questions involving the RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal bank account, and the existence of a US$27 million (RM112.7 million) 22-carat pink diamond linked to his wife.
“Why did Najib wait for more than a year, and after he had been toppled from power and could not sweep the 1MDB scandal under a carpet, to reveal that his wife never received the 22-carat pink diamond necklace?” the Iskandar Puteri MP asked.
‘Missing’ pink diamond UAE prince’s gift to Rosmah, Najib claims
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — The infamous 22-carat pink diamond pendant linked to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was a gift from a prince of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), her husband Datuk Seri Najib Razak has explained today.
The former prime minister said the still-missing US$27 million (RM112.7 million) diamond was given by Prince Sheikh Mansour, the brother of Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and not fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low.
“We know that Jho low was a close associate of Sheikh Mansour,” he told Al Jazeera’s 101 East show.
However, Najib insisted that Rosmah never received said gift.
“It’s a matter of dispute what happened to the pink diamond. So let’s not jump to conclusions,” he added.
The jewellery was allegedly gifted to Rosmah in March 2014.
It was part of the US$30 million jewellery purportedly bought with funds misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), according to a United States Department of Justice civil suit.
Al Jazeera reporter Mary Ann Jolley also pressed Najib on the fact that Rosmah and Low had met, and that jeweller Lorraine Schwartz who made the necklace knew that the diamond was a gift from Low to Rosmah paid by him.
“We didn’t know. As far as we were concerned, it was a gift from Sheikh Mansour who would know where it came from and who paid for it.
“We wouldn’t know! We did not know the value of the present,” Najib said.
End of 2017
Is this the “legendary pink diamond ring”?
Yes, it is the “Ring”. If both Free Malaysia Today and Utusan Malaysia can be believed…
Therefore, there is a likelihood that it exists. Only a likelihood, no more.
However, some deny that she owns it.
ROSMAH HERSELF HAD DENIED OWNERSHIP
In her biography launched in 2013, Rosmah denied claims that she had purchased the RM24 million diamond ring from jeweller Jacob & Co.
The prime minister’s wife said the ring was brought in to Kuala Lumpur on April 16, 2011, for a private viewing by her son-in-law’s mother during preparations for her daughter, Nooryana Najwa’s engagement to Daniyar Kessikbayev in 2011.
The ring was later returned to Jacob & Co’s headquarters in New York on May 13, 2012, she said.
And then the Department of Justice of the USA made a statement to the effect that the wife of Malaysian Official 1 (MO1) was purchased a 22-carat pink diamond…but without naming her pr MO1.
However, Rahman Dahlan let the cat out of the bag by not only identifying MO1 but also naming Rosmah!
24 June 2017
Rosmah whacks 1MDB for RM130 million in diamonds and gold jewellery!
What is the truth?
I don’t know.
But I do know that a woman is innocent until proven guilty. And she hasn’t been charged for anything either…
And always be careful what you say or post!
21 June 2017
Isu DOJ: Kedutaan AS ‘buka mulut’
Saman sivil Jabatan Keadilan Amerika Syarikat (DOJ) berkaitan dengan 1MDB, bukan bertujuan untuk menjatuhkan kerajaan Malaysia, kata kedutaan AS di Kuala Lumpur.
Jurucakap kedutaan itu memberitahu Malaysiakini bahawa matlamat saman tersebut adalah untuk mendapatkan semula aset dan mengembalikannya demi faedah rakyat negara yang terjejas.
Wakil tersebut menegaskan bahawa saman DOJ adalah sebahagian daripada inisiatif untuk melindungi pasaran dan sistem kewangan AS daripada penipu wang.
DOJ memfailkan set ketiga saman sivil minggu lepas untuk merampas tambahan AS$540 juta aset yang didakwa diprolehi melalui dana yang diselewang dari 1MDB – menjadikan jumlah keseluruhannya AS$.7 bilion.
Ketua Penerangan Umno, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, mendakwa pada hari Selasa bahawa saman DOJ adalah tindakan ‘pre-emptive’ menjelang pilihan raya umum akan datang ke arah pertukaran kerajaan yang diterajui oleh orang Islam.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) civil summons in connection with 1MDB, is not intended to bring down the Malaysian government, the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur said.
The embassy spokesman told Malaysiakini that the purpose of the summons was to recover assets and return them for the benefit of the affected people.
The representative asserted that the DOJ summons were part of the initiative to protect the US financial and market system from money launderers.
The DOJ filed a third set of civil suits last week to confiscate an additional US $ 540 million of the alleged assets acquired through funds disbursed from 1MDB – bringing the total to US $ .7 billion.
Umno Information Chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa claimed Tuesday that the DOJ summons was a ‘pre-emptive’ action ahead of the coming general election towards a government-led Islamic exchange.
20 June 2017
DOJ jawab kenyataan Rahman Dahlan
Jabatan Keadilan (DOJ) Amerika Syarikat berkata saman sivilnya untuk merampas aset yang dikaitkan dengan dakwaan penyelewengan dana 1MDB adalah termasuk semua butiran yang relevan supaya kepercayaan yang munasabah dapat dibuktikan semasa perbicaraan.
DOJ in a recent filing last week said that US $ 4.5 billion (about RM19 billion) was allegedly stolen from 1MDB.
It seeks to seize assets worth US $ 1.7 billion (RM7.3 billion), which he allegedly bought with the stolen money in the US and elsewhere, under the law of money laundering the country.
DOJ’s 251-page summons filed on Thursday did not mention Rosmah’s name, but mentioned that the unnamed “Malaysian Official 1” (MO1) wife was rewarded about US $ 30 million jewelry by 1MDB-related individuals, Jho Low .
DOJ told Malaysiakini that it would not confiscate jewelery given to his wife “MO1”.
Abdul Rahman yesterday named Rosmah in relation to the DOJ’s demands. He last year also identified MO1 as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, but stressed that Najib was not named the defendant in the case.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan has criticised the United States’ Department of Justice (DOJ) for implying that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wife had committed a wrongdoing.
Why implicate ‘Rosmah’ if no plans to seize diamonds, minister asks DOJ
Rahman Dahlan says DoJ details over diamond purchase hinting at Rosmah
The Rosmah Mansor diamond ring controversy: revelation by Philip Nassimi, Director of Fine Jewellery, Jacob & Co.
Statement by Philip Nassimi of Jacob & Co.