Malaysian Ex-Prime Minister’s Wife Charged

The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, appeared in court on Thursday, October 4th to face 17 charges of money laundering and unpaid taxes. These charges come as authorities step up their investigations into the multi-billion dollar scandal at the 1MDB organisation.

Rosmah didn’t answer questions as officers escorted her from Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission to her court appearance. Media personnel did their best to get a response or reaction but had to only settle for a smile as she made her way through the sprawling court complex.

The allegations centre on about RM7 million that was deposited into her local bank account between 2013 and 2017. The prosecution says the amounts were proceeds from illegal activities.

In raids on the couples’ properties, Police seized luxury goods including 567 designer handbags and millions of dollars in expensive jewellery.

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