"The report was done with the intent to discredit, defame and reduce the credibility and integrity of the wife of the Prime Minister," a statement from the law firm Messrs Noorhajran Mohd Noor read.
The Sarawak Report yesterday alleged that a total of RM2 million was deposited into an account number which investigators have reported as belonging to “Rosmah Binti Mansor (Datin Sri)”.
The article cited documentation related to i
In the statement, the law firm representing Rosmah also called on Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to conduct a probe within 72 hours and issue its findings into the
"It is my client's view that failure by BNM to immediately conduct the said probe will erode the trust of investors and consumers of financial institutions," the firm
"The privacy and secrecy restrictions must be strictly adhered, to retain the integrity, security, respect and confidence of the Malaysian banking & financial systems and processes. Failure to curb the current negative trends may eventually spread to other related entities," the firm said.
The firm also clarified that the bank account mentioned in the report is indeed Rosmah's personal account.
"It was opened in 1984 whilst my client was in employment with Island & Peninsular Sdn Bhd (Now known as I&P Group Sdn Bhd) for convenience. At the material time the location of the said Company and Perwira Habib Bank Bhd (formerly the name used by Affin Bank Berhad) was situated within the same building of Wisma Equatorial (as it was then) at Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL," the firm said.
The firm said the article is indecent, menacing, false and is intended to annoy and harass Rosmah.
Meanwhile, the special task force investigating the alleged misappropriation of 1MDB funds said they already knew about Rosmah's account, even before it was reported by the portal.