PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Tun Razak, was arrested while giving a statement at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here at 3.30 pm today.
An MACC source when contacted confirmed that Rosmah was arrested while a statement was recorded from her after she arrived at the MACC headquarters at 10.45 am.
The MACC will be issuing a statement on this matter, the source said.
Media reports on Tuesday had said that Rosmah had been asked to present herself to the MACC headquarters this morning to assist its investigations.
The media today had earlier speculated that Rosmah would be charged on Thursday.
She first presented herself to the MACC on June 5 to give a statement related to the MACC’s probe into SRC International Sdn Bhd.
SRC was a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) before its was placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012.
On Sept 26, Rosmah was questioned by the MACC for almost 13 hours.
Prior to this, the media had reported that Rosmah is likely to face more than 20 criminal charges, mostly related to money laundering.
On Sept 20, MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Azam Baki had said that the agency did not rule out the possibility that Rosmah might face charges soon.
Source: NAM News Network