Rosmah Gets Arrested By MACC & Will Be Charged For Money Laundering

Rosmah Mansor wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at the Anti Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya on Oct. 3 2018

Rosmah Mansor wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at the Anti Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya on Oct. 3 2018

The official says Rosmah Mansor was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday after it questioned her for a third time over alleged theft and money laundering at the fund.

Donning orange T-shirts, similar to that used by those detained by the anti-corruption agency, Lokman and about 30 others arrived to show their support for Rosmah, who was arrested earlier today by MACC.

Mr Najib, whose coalition suffered a stunning election defeat in May, faces 32 charges ranging from money laundering to abuse of power and criminal breach of trust in the effort to uncover how billions of dollars went missing from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Her arrest follows three rounds of questioning by anti-graft agents over state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), from which U.S. authorities say more than US$4.5 billion ($6.32 billion) was misappropriated.

She was spending a night in detention before being taken to court to face money-laundering charges.

He said then that it was up to the AG to prosecute Rosmah.

Najib has denied any wrongdoing and pledged not guilty to all the charges.

On Sept 26, Rosmah was called in for a second round of questioning - this time on 1MDB - which lasted nearly 13 hours.

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Rosmah's lawyer, K. Kumaraendran, confirmed her arrest but declined to comment.

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

Later on Wednesday, Rosmah's lawyers confirmed to Channel NewsAsia that she had been arrested.

Najib has said most of the seized items were gifts to his wife and daughter and had nothing to do with 1MDB. She also said she had earned millions of ringgit from her own music album, which wasn't released to the public but was bought by government ministers who were fans of her singing talent.

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

Malaysia's anti-graft agency says the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak will be charged under the anti-money laundering act.

The couple's world has been turned upside down since Najib lost the May election to his one-time mentor Mahathir Mohamad, who swiftly reopened a probe into 1MDB.

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