Malaysia looking into PM’s wife bank account
Malaysian investigators are looking into bank transactions by the prime minister’s wife, a statement by a special task force said on Friday (July 10).
This follows media reports that large sums of cash were deposited into her account.
Said a statement: “The task force knew about this (transactions into Rosmah Mansor’s bank account) before the (media) expose and an investigation is being conducted.”
The task force is probing allegations of misappropriation of funds from state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Activist website Sarawak Report said in a story on Thursday (July 9) that RM2 million (S$713,000) in cash had been deposited into Ms Rosmah’s account in Affin Bank Bhd earlier this year.
An Affin Bank spokesman said it is unable to comment or disclose information in relation to the bank’s customers and accounts.
Ms Rosmah’s spokesman declined immediate comment.
Meanwhile, curious Malaysians took on the role of investigating Ms Rosmah, transferring RM1 to a bank account which Sarawak Report alleged belonged to her, liberal news portal Malaysian Insider reported.
On Friday (July 10), several social media users posted pictures of their online and cash deposit machine transactions online, noting that the name on the bank account number published by the Sarawak Report belonged to “Rosmah binte Mansor.
While many social media users were amused, others lamented that the account was “raking it in” with the number of Malaysians transferring RM1 to her account.
Source: Reuters, Malaysian Insider