Former Malaysian PM’s wife questioned on 1MDB hinh anh 1Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Rosmah Mansor, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s wife, has been questioned by anti-corruption investigators over a corruption probe at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Rosmah arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters around on September 25 for the second time.

Her first round of questioning in June lasted three hours. Last week, an MACC official said more charges could be brought against individuals over 1MDB.

Rosmah, 66, has long been in the public eye for flaunting a range of Hermes Birkin handbags and showy jewellery, and spending thousands of dollars in shopping sprees around the world.

Malaysian police seized a large amount of money, jewelries and hand bags of famous brands worth 273 million USD at houses related to Najib.

Najib founded the 1MDB investment fund in 2009, supposedly to serve Malaysia’s development through global partnerships and foreign direct investment.

However, it became the centre of a money laundering scandal, allegedly causing losses of up to 3.7 billion USD and leading to probes into the financial markets in several countries such as the US, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia and China.

The former PM was accused last week with total 25 charges, including four counts of abuse of power, involving in 2.3 billion ringgit (556.3 million USD), and 21 counts of money laundering. But he rejected all the charges.

Since his failure in May this year, Najib has faced seven accusations related to the 1MDB, including money laundry, irresponsibility and power abuse.

He was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust in his former posts as a prime minister and minister of finance, in association with the transfer of 42 million ringgit, or 10 million USD, from SRC International Sdn Bhd to his personal bank accounts between August 2011 and March 2015. He then received three more accusations related to money laundry.

Najib was released after paying a bail amount of 250,000 USD.-VNA