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Najib Razak’s wife charged with money-laundering

International Desk
Published on : 04 October 2018, 11:19 AM
Najib Razak’s wife charged with money-laundering


Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested on Wednesday and spent the night in detention. The country`s Anti-Corruption Commission charged her with 17 offences including money-laundering.

Rosmah Mansor`s lawyer said that 17 charges were brought against her a day after her arrest. Rosmah`s husband Najib Razak also faces several allegations of corruption and money scam.

66-year-old Rosmah is familiar for her luxurious life in Malaysia. Many ask how it is possible to lead such a luxurious life with her husband`s government salaries.

After the defeat of Najib Razak to former Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad on May 9, the luxurious lifestyle of this couple changed. After taking the office Mahathir started investigating the allegations of the money embezzlement of Malaysia Development Berhad-1MDB fund. The US Department of Justice has alleged that more than $450 crore has been embezzled from this fund. Of this, 68 crore dollars have been transferred to Najib`s personal bank account.


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