Malaysia may have an Imelda Marcos in the making with the latest report that Rosmah Mansor, the wife of PM Najib is believed to be in possession of the most expensive ring ever purchased by an unemployed wife of a Malaysian Prime Minister, reportedly costing a whooping RM73.48 million. Let’s hope that this report is untrue. But if it is true, than both Najib and Rosmah will have a lot to answer to the people in particular and his party in general. I think if this issue if not treated well, then I can expect the worse for Najib that includes the lost of the people’s confidence towards him that can eventually cost him his premiership; just like that of the Tunisian President and his extravagant wife.
Most would agree that purchasing a ring of that price is beyond the affordability of Najib’s income alone, because Najib is neither a Vincent Tan nor an Ananda Krishnan. And to say that it is Rosmah that has the cash to purchase it is even more absurd. How could she when she is unemployed and is merely a housewife. Did she not say this or words to the effect in one of her interviews with the press? This then give rise to speculation that the money to purchase the ring may have come from a number of sources, one of which (God forbid) is through corrupt practices. I know that corruption is a hush word to use and is most difficult to prove. But Najib and Rosmah should have known that to commit themselves to such extravagance is to subject them to public scrutiny. Being a public figure, there is little place to hide for the couple because every move they make is being closely watched and monitored.
Now, the million dollar question is how did the custom clearance form that was transacted in April this year come into the possession of a blogger? I am not at all surprised because there will be someone from within that is only too willing to divulge such information; probably for money or probably out of sheer public responsibility and conscience that this particular transaction has all the trimmings of a massive corruption that need to be exposed.
This is indeed a sad beginning for Najib who of late has been under extreme pressure over a number of domestic issues and matters of state. I am now beginning to feel extremely sorry for Najib because he seems to be out of touch with reality and this becomes only too obvious in his indecisiveness at decision making. He has now acquired the traits of Abdullah Badawi where U Turns, diversions and deception seems the hallmark of his leadership.
Both Najib and Rosmah are now on a European tour and what awaits them when they return is to face a public opinion that will now question the integrity, sincerity and honesty of the couple over the purchase of the ring. Keeping silence over this issue is not an option for the couple as more revelation of their ‘misdeeds’ are bound to appear. I think this issue will be a major turning point in Najib’s political career and as I have so often heard people say, “Rosmah will be the cause of Najib’s downfall”. Will this ‘prediction’ fall true?
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION