KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 – Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has denied any involvement in the 2006 murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, in her biography launched by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
In the 180-page biography, the prime minister’s wife (picture) said she was attending a breaking of fast session with the Islamic Orphans Welfare Association in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 19, 2006, the day Altantuya was killed.
“I was at the Tabung Haji building from evening till midnight.
“There were many eyewitnesses there,” she says on page 140 of the biography which is on sale for RM150.
“I will run even if a lizard falls in front of me. I am also afraid of the dark. What more me climbing a hill at the place of murder?” Rosmah said in the book.
She disclosed that she was “questioned” for six hours in Bukit Aman as a result of the “slander” against her.
The biography revealed Rosmah’s journey from her youth to her current position as Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wife.
The book was scheduled to be released in January but suffered printing delays. It was authored by Siti Rohayah Attan and Noraini Abdul Razak and publisher Yayasan Amanah Perdana said sales have reached RM500,000 to date.
When launching the biography, Dr Mahathir suggested that the biography be distributed to schools as a guide for future generations “100 or 200 years from now”.
“This is to make sure that our children are able to read from the other side as well,” he said.
“I always say that our leaders should write more about their experiences and observations. This is a good book that will serve as guidance for the next generation 100 or 200 years from now,” he added.