Wife of Ex-Malaysia PM Questioned, New Graft Scandal Unfolds

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Anti-corruption investigators questioned the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday about alleged theft and money-laundering involving the 1MDB state investment fund, as officials announced a probe into other suspicious multibillion-dollar transactions under Najib’s leadership.

The prosecution of Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor over the 1MDB scandal, which helped lead to Najib’s stunning ouster in May 9 national elections, could be sped up with the government’s appointment Tuesday of a new attorney-general.

The appointee, distinguished lawyer Tommy Thomas, is the first person from outside Malaysia’s Malay majority to hold the powerful position in more than half a century. His Najib-appointed predecessor had stifled investigations.

Rosmah, accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law, didn’t speak to reporters as she was escorted into the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office, where she was questioned for three hours. She was summoned nearly two weeks after Najib was questioned twice by the agency.

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