Third time’s a charm? MACC calls up Rosmah

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 – As the saying goes the “third time’s a charm”, so it could be with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission having called Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for questioning today.

According to her lawyer Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent, the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been summoned by the MACC for another round of questioning over investigations into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) subsidiary, The Star reported.

She was first called up to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya on June 5 and again on Sept 26. In the latter visit, exactly one week ago, Rosmah questioned by the MACC office for almost 13 hours.

According to the daily, the MACC have not ruled out Rosmah being charged over a number of offences including those related to money laundering.

Investigation papers filed, up to Attorney-General

It was reported on September 18 that Rosmah had been under investigation over the past two years but no action had been taken until three months ago, following the fall of the Barisan Nasional government, led by Najib, in the 14th general election.

In that first date with the MACC in June, she was questioned for about three hours, over allegations related to sources of funds connected to her husband.

Then, on September 24, MACC said its investigation into Rosmah over 20 criminal charges, mostly for money laundering, had been completed.

“Our investigation has been completed and the report has been submitted to the AG for the next move.

“The MACC is only responsible for carrying out the investigation and it is up to the AG whether to prosecute Rosmah or not,” MACC chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull was quoted as saying by Bernama.

In an interview with the New York Times on June 13, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Pakatan Harapan government had accumulated “enough evidence” to put Najib and Rosmah on trial.

With Najib already having made a few appearances in court to face multiple changes, it could be time for Rosmah to now face her destiny over the alleged excesses committed by her, especially over the past nine years.