Former prime minister Najib and wife Rosmah will be in court today
In an unprecedented turn of events, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will both be in court today.
The Star of Malaysia reported that after spending a night in detention at the headquarters of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), investigators are bringing Rosmah to the court in Kuala Lumpur to face a slew of money laundering charges while the case management for one of Najib’s cases will take place at the same time.
It said Najib is facing some 32 charge,s including criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering of funds linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd and its offshoot, SRC International Sdn Bhd.
So far, Najib has been brought to court three times to face charges since July 4, according to The Star.
As for Rosmah, today will be the first time she will be formally charged in relation to money laundering activities.
It is believed that Rosmah could be slapped with up to 20 charges.
Rosmah, 67, will go down in Malaysian history as the first wife of a prime minister to be indicted, according to The Star.
The arrest came after she was questioned for more than four hours yesterday morning at MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.