KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor says she will forgive those who slandered her about an alleged purchase of a 22-carat pink diamond.
The wife to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said this in response to a deputy minister’s statement in the Dewan Rakyat that there had been no purchase of a 22-carat pink diamond popularly linked to her.
Rosmah claimed the issue was trumped up by certain parties to “use it for the election”.
“If people come to apologise to me, I will forgive them. But what is more important is to apologise to the people,” she said at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex here yesterday.“I understand that my husband is a leader of the country. What he goes through, I go through as well because I am his wife,” she added.
On Monday, a news portal reported that Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah said the sales agent who brought in the pink diamond, along with other items of jewellery, for the “wife of a VVIP”, declared the items when taking them out of Malaysia.
“No purchase took place because the agent took the jewellery out (of the country),” he said.