Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM held for money laundering

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrives to give a statement to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission in Putrajaya Wife of Former Malaysian Leader Arrested in Graft Scandal
| 05 October, 2018, 13:53

On Sept 24, MACC's chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said the investigation on Rosmah had been completed and that the report was submitted to the Attorney-General for the next move.

According to her lawyers, she was arrested at 3.20pm while giving her statement at its headquarters here.

"Following this, Rosmah will face a number of charges", it said, adding she will be brought to court early on Thursday to be charged.

She was summoned regarding beleaguered sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad's (1MDB) subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd and the anti-graft body's investigation into money laundering.

It was reported that she will be charged in court tomorrow for money laundering.

The anti-graft agency did not say if the charges against Ms Rosmah relate to 1MDB.

On Sept 26, Rosmah was questioned by the MACC for nearly 13 hours.

Mr Najib has said most of the seized items were gifts to his wife and daughter and had nothing to do with 1MDB.


Rosmah, wearing a light green dress with matching headscarf, was met by her lawyers and escorted by anti-corruption officers into the agency's building.

Najib has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of money laundering, corruption, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust over the scandal and will face trial next year.

Coincidentally, Najib will also appear in court Thursday for the management of his own corruption case.

Rosmah was arrest after she arrived at MACC at 10.45am this morning.

Ms Nooryana posted a picture of her mother holding her as a toddler, and vowed "we will persevere".

Mr Najib, 64, arrived at the anti-money laundering and anti-terror financing division of the police to give a statement in connection with a money laundering probe, media said.

Corruption accusations have dogged Mr Najib for years, and came to a head in 2015, when the Wall Street Journal reported that almost US$700 million in 1MDB funds was diverted to his personal bank account.

Najib lost the May election to his one-time mentor Mahathir Mohamad, who swiftly reopened a probe into 1MDB.

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