Thursday, 18 Jul 2024

Malaysia charges wife of former PM Najib with two counts of graft

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Thursday accused Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, on charges of soliciting and receiving bribes involving 189 million ringgit ($45.12 million) from a company pitching for a government project.

Prosecutors who charged Rosmah with two counts of corruption said the payments concerned a 1.25-billion-ringgit ($298-million) solar project in schools in Malaysia’s eastern state of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo.

She pleaded not guilty to both the charges.

(This story corrects headline, paragraph 1 to clarify charge)

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