Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian PM Najib, summoned back to anti-graft agency

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor is expected to be quizzed by investigators at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya at 10am. PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR - Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, has been summoned for another round of questioning at the anti-graft agency's offices on Wednesday (Oct 3).

She was asked to report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Putrajaya at 10am. But her lawyer requested to postpone the questioning to 3pm and the request has been granted.

"She is being probed under section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 for receiving and transferring funds obtained from money laundering activities," a source told The Straits Times on Tuesday.

This will be her third visit to the MACC, with the last one on Sept 25 lasting 13 hours.

The source said that among the issues that will be raised during the interrogation is the purchase of over RM1 million (S$332,000) worth of hormone-based anti-ageing products from the United States.

In June, Madam Rosmah, 66, was questioned by the MACC as part of its probe into SRC International, a former subsidiary of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Investigators believe that funds from SRC International may have been used to purchase the health supplements.

Madam Rosmah's husband Najib currently faces 32 charges comprising counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power.

These include charges related to RM42 million allegedly paid by SRC International into his bank accounts.

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