Hopefully this not happen in Malaysia.
WIFE OF TUNISAN PRESIDENT FLED RIOT-TORN CITY WEITH 1.5 TON OF GOLD – daily mail london
Expensive tastes: Leila Ben Ali, the wife of Tunisia’s ousted president, loved fast cars
The wife of Tunisia’s ousted president fled the chaos-stricken country with one-and-a-half tons of gold worth more than £35million, it emerged yesterday.
Dubbed ‘the Imelda Marcos of the Arab world’ because of her lavish lifestyle and love of designer clothes, Leila Trabelsi is said to have demanded the gold last week as President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali’s regime collapsed.
The chief of Tunisia’s central bank initially refused but Ben Ali, 74, personally intervened, and she flew out with the bullion as she joined him in exile in Saudi Arabia.
The source of the claim, leading Tunisian economist Moncef Cheikhrouhou, said militia men had tried to take more gold.
The clan of the former first lady is widely despised as the ultimate ¬symbol of corruption and excess.
A former hairdresser, Mrs Ben Ali, 53, is known for her love of fast cars – the family had more than 50 – luxury homes and frequent shopping trips to Dubai, during which she is said to have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds.
While many Tunisians faced unemployment, poor living conditions and oppression from Ben Ali’s brutal regime, his family – known as ‘The Mafia’ in the North African country’s capital Tunis – is said to have amassed a £3.5billion fortune. Much of it is kept in France, where some members of the family were still holed up last night.