YOURSAY 'When they are specific allegations and accusations levelled against you, you must answer. You have no choice. Don't just swear you did not do it.'
Rosmah: I am 'too busy' to answer Deepak
Onyourtoes: Rosmah Mansor, you are not a private person, you are a public figure whether you like it or not.
When they are specific allegations and accusations levelled against you, you must answer. You have no choice. Don't just swear you did not know or you did not do it. That is what nincompoops do.
Don't say you have no time. That is arrogance. Don't say the occasion was not right for you to answer. That is evasive and insensitive.
You must answer because that is what democracy and free society is all about. Otherwise, it is not wrong for the people and the international community to label you and your family dictatorial and feudalistic.
You must answer, period. The accusations made by carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan even against a private individual would have generated lawsuits by now, what more against our PM and the ‘first lady'.
Louis: PM Najib Razak says Deepak has no credibility and therefore clears himself of the allegations. Rosmah says she is too busy and therefore clears herself of the allegation.
Is it so easy to clear one's name? If that is the case, a robber can do the same by saying that the witnesses have no credibility.
Rosmah, no matter how busy you may be, it is of utmost important that you come clean on all Deepak's allegations by suing him. Otherwise, you will continually be hounded by reporters for your answers.
Not Confused: Her dismissive reaction to being asked perfectly legitimate questions just about says it all. Rosmah's and her lame duck husband's 'elegant' silence tells us much.
She is arrogant and cares not a jot for anyone. It makes her appearance at events like the Girl Guide's function even more hypocritical.
I'm sure she would much prefer to be at home preening herself and deciding which handbag to carry.
Chee Hoe Siew: Too busy or guilty as charged? This is a sign of silent admission to the crime. Where is the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)? Too scare to investigate the wife of the PM?
Rolling Thunder: Rosmah, haven't you heard this, "Truth crushed to earth shall rise again"? However much you evade answering Deepak's allegations, the truth will eventually reveal itself. You can't hide it forever.
Quigonbond: I think the Malaysiakini journalist should just tell her: "In the meantime, we take it that the Malaysian public are entitled to draw whatever conclusions they wish based on what Deepak says."
See how her aide responds to that. I would imagine that if the accusations are false, Rosmah would be the first to jump up and say "nonsense, I didn't do it".
But no, all we have is silence. Silence in this case implies guilt. The journalists are trying to help her get a closure on this subject if it's all a big lie, but no, she's not helping herself and her husband. Busy making more money, I suppose.
Rangerboy: Listen Rosmah, if you don't take time to answer the allegations, then we shall assume that Deepak was speaking the truth.
PM's wife swears to God she doesn't have the ring
Anon1: "Indeed, the ring was brought in to be shown to those who have money," said Rosmah.
Really? When and where and who attended? In another earlier function she attended, she denied that the ring was ever brought in and made fun of that fact.
Credible? Never mind, it's confirmed - the ring came in.
Minister in the PM's Department Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the ring was returned to the company which owns it. Show us those documents (for example, consignment note, etc) and we can settle the matter.
What? Documents misplaced? Lost? Cat ate them?
2LAN: What about Deepak's accusations, why not swear to that also? That the RM24 million diamond ring was in her name and if she has not got it now, that's because it was exposed in time. Imagine how much the costs must have been for the insurance and freight fees alone?
Apache: If that is so simple that any person can just swear to God that he/she is not guilty, then we don't need the courts, police, anti-corruption agencies, Interpol or regulatory authorities to investigate any wrongdoings.
SAM98: When cornered, three favourite options chosen by the corrupt and their families are silence, denial, or swear upon everything under the sun! And sometimes it's all three.
Ngecui: "I can explain," she added. She conveniently left out, "When I'm not busy."
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