Rosmah arrested

PUTRAJAYA: Rosmah Mansor has been arrested today at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters, where she was being questioned over her alleged role in the 1MDB scandal.

MACC said the former prime minister’s wife was arrested at 3.20pm.

It said Rosmah will be charged tomorrow at the Sessions Court under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism and Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act, the same law used against her husband, Najib, who is facing 32 charges related to funds transferred into his bank accounts.

Rosmah arrived at the MACC for questioning at 10.40am with her lawyer K Kumaraendran.

She was first called in on June 5 to assist in the probe into former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Last week, she was called in by the anti-graft body and questioned for nearly 13 hours over her alleged role in the 1MDB scandal.

Najib was also investigated today at Menara KPJ on Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, which houses Bukit Aman’s Commercial Crime Investigation Department.

Kumaraendran told reporters that they were unable to clarify the nature of the charges.

“We are unable to tell you. We are not being informed.

“She was detained after she gave her statements. She will be there at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court tomorrow.”