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Malaysia in transition

Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money laundering

Lengthy trial for Rosmah Mansor seen as prolonging Mahathir popularity

Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives in court in Kuala Lumpur on October 4.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, was charged with 17 counts of money laundering and tax evasion on Oct. 4, as investigations into the alleged mismanagement of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad continue.

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