October 3, 2018 / 8:45 AM / in 17 days

Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib arrested by anti-graft agency

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s anti-graft agency arrested former first lady Rosmah Mansor on Wednesday and she will be charged with money laundering, her lawyer told Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives to give a statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Rosmah, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, was detained after being questioned by the anti-graft agency, her lawyer, K.Kumaraendran, said.

She will be charged on Thursday, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Writing by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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