Ahmad Zahid Hamidi leads the opposition as president of the UMNO, the once-powerful party that governed Malaysia for 60 years before being ousted in a shock general election defeat in May.
Rosmah Mansor was charged with 17 counts of money laundering and claimed trial Thursday, five months after her husband's shocking electoral loss due to public outrage at the scandal. She plead guilty to all charges.
Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, has been arrested and is expected to be charged on Thursday in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund.
Items seized from six premises linked to ousted Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, who is currently under investigation, include cash, a vast stash of jewellery and luxury handbags.
Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, is questioned by the country’s anti-graft agency in matters related to the 1MDB probe. Meanwhile, two prominent lawyers representing the duo quit.
The announcement follows strong calls from the party for the scandal-plagued Najib Razak to step down over the disastrous election defeat to a four-party opposition alliance headed by veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad.
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