After witnessing her husband, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, getting charged in court in August, Rosmah Mansor could soon find herself in the exact same spot.
According to an exclusive report by The New Straits Times, the 66-year-old is expected to be formally charged after investigators reportedly “tied up all the loose ends” in their probe.
The daily reported that after the previous government Barisan Nasional fell in the last general elections, investigators dusted off and revived ‘The Rosmah Files’.
Sources close to the investigation told the daily that she could be hit with up to 20 criminal charges, with most of them related to money laundering.
Rosmah was also alleged to have purchased a “100 percent plant-based health food to stimulate the human body to maintain youth, vigour and vitality, supposedly with anti-ageing properties”.
One of those charges, reported the NST, is likely to involve the purchase of hormone-based anti-ageing products from the US.
Rosmah allegedly spent RM1mil on the products, the daily cited sources as saying.
These supplements could enhance growth hormones by up to 600 per cent and at the same time, help boost energy levels, decrease body fat and increase one’s sex drive.
Najib was last month charged with money laundering over electronic transfers of RM42 million (S$14 million) from SRC International into his personal bank account. He pleaded not guilty and was granted bail.
He and his wife have been barred from leaving Malaysia after his decade in power ended in a shock election defeat in May and the new Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, relaunched an investigation into the 1MDB scandal.
Citing sources privy to the investigation of Madam Rosmah, NST said she could be hit with up to 20 criminal charges, mostly linked to alleged money laundering.