(VIDEO) Rosmah arrested by MACC (Updated)

03 Oct 2018 / 23:57 H.

PUTRAJAYA: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, will be charged tomorrow for offences related to money laundering.
In a statement today, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said Rosmah was arrested at 3.20pm today, after she turned up at its headquarters to have her statement recorded.
According to MACC, Rosmah will face several charges under the Anti-Money Laundering Act, Prevention of Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
Rosmah will be taken to the sessions court in Kuala Lumpur at 8am to be charged.
Earlier, Rosmah who was accompanied by a bodyguard and an aide, arrived in a black limousine at 10.43am and was immediately whisked by MACC officers into their headquarters.
Her two lawyers, Datuk K. Kumaraendran and Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent, had arrived earlier around 10am.
In a brief press conference later, Kumaraendran said the lawyers were unaware of the number nor the nature of the charges Rosmah will face.
However, media reports quoting sources speculate she will likely face over 20 criminal charges, mostly for money laundering.
On Sept 26, she was grilled for 13 hours after being called in for the second time to assist in investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case.
Meanwhile, Najib was quizzed for three hours at the federal police commercial crimes investigations department (CCID) headquarters at Menara KPJ in Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur.
Najib, who arrived at 9.40am, managed to evade media personnel who had been waiting for him by using another entrance.
After being questioned by investigators from the anti-money-laundering division over the 1MDB scandal, he again evaded newsmen by exiting the same way about 1pm.
Present at the premises was a group of Najib's supporters led by Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Adam.
Investigations on 1MDB was intensified in mid-May following the defeat of the Barisan Nasional government leading to Najib being summoned by the police and MACC for questioning several time.
Between July and last month, Najib was arrested thrice and to date has been slapped with 32 charges for money laundering, corruption and power abuse involving billions of ringgit in government funds linked to 1MDB and its former subsidiary company SRC International Sdn Bhd.
Authorities have revealed that more of similar charges are expected to be preferred against Najib in the coming weeks.
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