Nazri Aziz has tried to explain away 'Rosmah's diamond ring' but some are still sceptical about the one ring's Malaysian journey.
PETALING JAYA: A former PKR supreme council member Badrul Hisham Shaharin says that Minister in the Prime Minister Department Nazri Aziz’s explanation of the RM73 million “Rosmah’s diamond ring” has a hollow ring to it.
Yesterday, Nazri said in a written reply to Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), after checking with the Customs Department, “confirmed that there was no such purchase of the ring”.
He also admitted that the ring was brought to Malaysia for a private exhibition display and sent back after four days.
Badrul Hisham said he is also diappointed that Nazri did not mention about allegations that there were also diamond-fitted bangles.
“I am not making any accusation but it is about time Rosmah provided an explanation and not just say ‘it’s all nonsense and they envy me,’” he said.
He said thare is still a cloud hanging over the allegations as Nazri has failed to address the screenshots from the Customs office computers which clearly indicate that Rosmah as the recipient of the diamond ring.
Screenshots of the alleged Customs computer displays also revealed that the ring did not have import duties.
The diamond ring episode started in July, when a blog called “MiloSuam” claimed that a diamond ring worth a whopping US$24 million (RM73.48 million) was sent to Rosmah sometime in April by New York-based fine jewellers, Jacob & Co.
After a few days another blogger called “Semut and Papan Kekunci” published photographs of Rosmah wearing bangles that were strikingly similar to Jacob & Co’s “Zebra Safari Collection”.
A check by FMT with Jacob & Co revealed that the Safari collection bangles were worth nearly RM1.65 million.
Badrul Hisham, better known as Chegubard, said that he will be distributing pamphlets soon on the ring and the extreme lifestyle of Rosmah.
He added that the idea of publishing the pamphlets was mooted before Nazri replied in Parliament.
Badrul Hisham, who also heads an NGO called Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM), would distribute the pamphlets.
“As a first step, SAMM will print 25,000 copiesof the eight-page pamphlets and distribute to the whole country,” he said.
“We are aiming for a total of 50,000 pamphlets as the initial print order ,” he said.