Kuala Lumpur, 2 January – PKR has demanded that Rosmah Mansor responds to claim by carpet trader Deepak Jaikishin that he had paid RM13 million to purchase jewellery for her.
Deepak is said to have claimed that the purchase of 19 pieces of custom-made jewellery from two firms in Hong Kong is part of alleged kickbacks to grease a land deal.
“It is of public interest that both Rosmah and Deepak come clean,” PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli (pic) told a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.
He furnished documents that the party had obtained through intermediaries from Deepak. From preliminary checks, Rafizi said he believes these to be genuine.
“RM13 million in 3 months. These are serious allegations,” Rafizi said, noting that the documents and Deepak’s claims warrant a probe by authorities.
PKR treasurer William Leong, who was present, urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the claims.
When contacted, an aide to Rosmah said he would have to check on the claim.