Wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, was presented with 17 charges relating to money laundering to which she has pleaded not guilty.
All charges are brought against Rosmah under the Anti-Money Laundering, Prevention of Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act of 2001, according to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as reported by Bernama.
The alleged offences are as follows:
Failure to declare RM500,000 as income
Failure to declare RM2,204,450 as income
Failure to declare RM3,853,300 as income
Failure to declare RM510,000 as income
Failure to declare RM30,000 as income
If found guilty, these charges carry penalties including a fine not exceeding five million ringgit; imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen years, and a fine of not less than five times the sum or value of the proceeds of unlawful activity.
Rosmah’s arrest and subsequent charging come after reports in mid-September of charges against Rosmah having been decided and pending delivery.