by Ganesh Sahathevan
The evidence concerning Rosmah Mansor’s role in the 1MDB theft,contained in statements made by her son Riza Aziz and her lawyer Noorhajran Mohd Noor has already been published on this writer’s now disabled RealpolitikAsia blog (archived below,and cached on Google).
To that can be added statements by a blogger who despite using only a pseudonym,”Lim Sian See”, is often quoted authoritatively by Malaysia’s state owned and/or controlled media.It is understood that he acts for and on behalf of the ruling UMNO, and hence directed by PM Najib Razak. According to “Lim” the entire US DOJ case concerning funds stolen from 1MDB is without basis because the funds in question were not stolen from 1MDB, but from Abu Dhabi’s IPIC and Aabar.
Lim’s account therefore is in agreement with that of Riza Aziz, who claims to be the innocent recipient of some USD 95 million, which he always believed to be a gift from IPIC, a sovereign wealth fund. However, the evidence provided by Riza includes letters that speak of personal and family relationships being the basis for that gift. As shown below, it s Rosmnah Mansor who has been reported to have that level of association with the relevant parties. Accepting that improbable story of a multi-million gift from a sovereign wealth fund, Lim’s account,taken together with all the other facts, also appears to point to Rosmah as the Malaysian party responsible for what he acknowledges was theft, but from IPIC. In doing so he removes PM Najib from the crime,leaving Rosmah as the sole Malaysian party involved in engineering the theft.
Some readers may wonder why Jho Low has not been mentioned above.The reason for this is the evidence that the IPIC gift was based on ties to Riza Aziz’s family.