Malaysians react to Rosmah's arrest: You reap what you sow

Malaysians react to Rosmah's arrest: You reap what you sow
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are happy to see the law taking its course with the arrest of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on Wednesday (Oct 3).

Facebook user Demi Negara hoped for justice to prevail.

"You reap what you sow," the user said.

Meanwhile, Tan Kok Tim said he was looking forward to what Rosmah's defence in court will be, while David KL Quek said that this had been a long time coming and hoped that justice would be fair to all.

Kamil Karim, who responded to another Facebook user, urged others to let the court proceedings determine if Rosmah and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak were guilty or otherwise.

Rosmah's attire and accessories capture attention during questioning

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    Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has pleaded not guilty to all 17 charges of money laundering involving about RM7mil at the Sessions Court here Thursday (Oct 4).

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    The charges framed against her are under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

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    Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). According to her lawyers, she was arrested at 3.20pm while giving her statement at its headquarters here.

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    Rosmah had arrived at the MACC headquarters at 10.42am earlier on Wednesday (Oct 3). Clad in a light green baju kurung and matching headscarf, Rosmah looked calm as she walked past the gathered media.

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    The latest interrogation of the former Malaysian PM's wife by the country's anti-corruption officers is believed to evolve around the 1MDB scandal.

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    Ros­mah emerged from the MACC headquarters on Wed after a 13-hour interrogation. Although she looked exhausted, the 66-year-old afforded a meek smile to waiting journalists outside the building.

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    Her attire and accessories were the centre of attention on Sept 26, as she had colour coordinated her green baju kurung and tudung with a Loewe designer handbag and wedge shoes.

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    Rosmah looked calm when she alighted from a Proton Perdana and walked past a horde of journalists who converged outside the MACC building earlier in the morning.

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    This was the second time Rosmah had been questioned by the MACC.

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    The last time out, she wore a blue baju kurung and red tudung, with her bright red Versace handbag drawing the most stares.

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    The last time out, she wore a blue baju kurung and red tudung, with her bright red Versace handbag drawing the most stares.

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    Rosmah was questioned for about five hours by MACC investigators on June 5 over a probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) subsidiary.

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    This time round, she entered the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters at 9.50am on Sept 26 and emerged at 10.40pm.

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    Last Thursday (Sept 20), Najib was slapped with 25 fresh corruption and money-laundering charges. He was granted bail of RM3.5 million (S$1.15 million) with two sureties in his latest court case.

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    Investigators have not ruled out that Najib as well as other individuals could be faced with even more charges related to the 1MDB case.

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    The United States Department of Justice has alleged that more than US$4.5bil (RM18bil) was misappropriated from 1MDB and that about US$680 million (S$929 million) ended up in Najib’s personal bank account.

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"The court will determine if they did what they are accused of. Every week there is news about them that will not help the economy and improve our daily life.

"The economy is not recovering and prices are high but the government seems to be taking their time with Najib and Rosmah while the rakyat is entertained by this repetitive drama," he said.

Maa Khalid expressed her disappointment at many Facebook users, hoping for Rosmah to wear the MACC orange jumpsuit on Thursday (Oct 4) where she will be charged with money laundering.

"There are too many who are praying and wanting Rosmah to don that orange suit and also hoping for her to go to jail. My dear friends, try to pray for good things.

"However much we hate, do not curse or insult. Let the authorities do their work," she said.

Rosmah was arrested at 3.20pm Wednesday (Oct 3) while giving her statement at the MACC headquarters.

She will be facing several charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

In a statement, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed her arrest and said that the wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be taken to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court at 8am Thursday (Oct 4).

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