MACC completes probe on Rosmah, says now up to AG

The media reported that Rosmah Mansor might face over 20 criminal charges involving money laundering.

ARAU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said it has completed its probe on Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, and has submitted the investigation papers to the attorney-general.

“The MACC is only responsible for carrying out the investigation and it is up to the attorney-general whether to prosecute Rosmah or not,” the anti-graft agency’s chief commissioner Mohd Shukri Abdull said.

Prior to this, the media reported that Rosmah may face over 20 criminal charges, mostly involving money laundering. Last June, she was summoned to give her statements to the MACC at the agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya.

On Sept 20, it was also reported that MACC did not rule out that Rosmah would be charged soon.

Shukri, however, refused to comment further.

“I cannot answer your questions on whether or not she will be prosecuted because it is outside our jurisdiction,” he said after delivering a talk on corruption at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) here today.

On the claim by PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim that there were elements of corruption in the party’s elections, Shukri urged the former deputy prime minister to provide the authorities with information about the persons involved.

He said without the information, it would be difficult for MACC to begin an investigation.

Anwar today claimed that certain leaders in PKR were offering projects in return for support in the party polls.

He, however, did not name the leaders.