Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Rosmah: I will not take action against Raja Petra - The Star


Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor who is the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will not sue Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin for alleging her involvement in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

“I have nothing to say. I have given my statement to the police and that’s it,” she said.

Asked if she would sue Raja Petra for defamation, she said she did not want to address unnecessary issues because she had other bigger things to attend to for the people and for the nation.

Asked why she would not address such a serious allegation, she said it did not matter.

“If you are innocent, what is there for you to address? I am not a politician and I am not running for any post. I’m just the wife of a politician,” she said Tuesday during the Asia-Pacific Conference on Children’s Book Publishing.

On whether it was true that bomb expert Col Aziz Buyong’s wife, Norhayati, was her aide, Rosmah said she was not.

“She was not my ADC (aide de camp). She was just an officer who did all my programmes. She is not with me now. She had a promotion and is back with Mindef (the Defence Ministry),” she said.

In his June 18 statutory declaration, Raja Petra alleged to have knowledge that two lieutenant colonels and Rosmah were present when Altantuya’s body was blown up on Oct 19, 2006.

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