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Malaysia’s former first Woman goes on trial for corruption

Last updated on February 6, 2020

Rosmah Mansor, notorious for creating international shopping trips and possessing huge collections of jewelry and handbags, turned into a lightning rod for public anger since the government of prime minister Najib Razak was engulfed by corruption allegations.

Her husband’s long-ruling coalition suffered a shock election defeat at 2018 in big part as a result of claims he and his officers plundered billions of dollars out of autonomous wealth finance 1MDB.

The two Najib and his wife have been hit with many fees within the looting of the investment vehicle, but Rosmah’s first trial centers on allegations she obtained bribes connected to a government undertaking.

The 68-year-old can be accused of soliciting a further 187.5 million ringgit. Rosmah faces three counts of corruption for those offenses, which supposedly happened in 2016 and 2017.

-‘Overbearing character’

Rosmah, famous for her imperious fashion and huge mane of hair, denied all of the charges as the event started at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

The former prime minister’s spouse” inhabited no official place.

“She put herself in a situation where she managed to affect decisions in the public business “

The trial was designed to begin Monday but was postponed after Rosmah was admitted to the hospital complaining of neck pain. On Wednesday she came at a vehicle followed by an ambulance and limped to the court.

Najib, who’s on trial in the High Court on the looting of 1MDB, made an appearance in the court as the trial got underway.

The former leader and his spouse’s extravagant lifestyles came to symbolize the sensed corrosion in Malaysia’s ruling elite.

Adhering to the 2018 election, the authorities uncovered valuables — such as money, jewelry, and luxury handbags — worth up to $273 million in houses connected to the couple.