Where is Rizal Mansor hiding? Does he have a new name?
Who is Rizal Mansor?
Rizal Mansor was a special officer to Rosmah Mansor.
He testified against her at her corruption trial.
Rizal testified that he had worked for TV3, which is part of Media Prima Bhd, and was asked by then Media Prima chief executive officer Datuk Seri Ahmad Farid Ridzuan to meet with Datuk Seri Siti Azizah Sheikh Abod from the Prime Minister’s Office regarding a position as Rosmah’s media officer.
“Following [an] interview, I was placed under contract since 2009 as special officer to the PM (prime minister) and this position changed several times but my actual task remained the same, that [was] as a special officer to the PM’s wife (Rosmah) until 2018,” he said.
Rizal Mansor under witness protection
He was initially jointly charged with Rosmah in the corruption case; however, the prosecution withdrew their charges against him in January, adding that he could be called back as a prosecution witness.
Rizal was previously slapped with four charges of seeking and receiving bribes for himself and Rosmah amounting to RM5.5 million involving a project to install a solar energy system for rural schools in Sarawak.
Rizal was charged under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.
At her trial, Rosmah’s lawyer called Rizal Mansor the biggest scumbag in the country.
Highlight: Rizal admits to receiving almost RM1m bribe and umrah trip from Jepak Holdings’ Saidi and Rayyan – http://theedgemarkets.com
#NSTnation Rizal also nonchalantly corrected Rosmah’s lawyer… “It was first class actually …and it was on chartered flights.”
Rosmah’s former aide Rizal Mansor was put under witness protection
KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): Datuk Rizal Mansor, a former aide to Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, has been put under a witness protection programme.
This was revealed by the prosecution in Rosmah’s solar graft trial during the testimony of another witness, Datuk Ahmed Farriq Zainul Abidin.
Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, was allegedly very conscious about her image and purportedly forked out RM100,000 a month to fund cybertroopers who were tasked to counter negative content about her on the internet.
“In 2012, I set up a cybertrooper team on Rosmah’s instruction. The team, which I managed, was tasked to monitor social media content that is critical or creates a negative perception against Rosmah.
“The team must also counter and explain defamatory allegations and accusations against Rosmah to the public.”
He said the cybertrooper team operated using funds that Rosmah personally provided.
“She puts priority in her image, reputation, and people’s perception of her status as the prime minister’s wife.
“Rosmah always wanted publicity and media coverage for her activities,” he testified.
Rizal told the court that he was hired as Rosmah’s aide in 2009 through a specially created “First Lady of Malaysia division” under the Prime Minister’s Department and was paid by the Malaysian government.
Rizal testified that Rosmah’s desire for publicity was not limited to the programmes she attended.
“Rosmah also wanted media coverage for all activities that could increase her popularity and improve her image as the prime minister’s wife in the eyes of the public.