The Washington Post

Former Malaysian leader to face corruption charges:


Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency on Thursday said it would charge former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin with multiple counts of corruption. The charges come just three months after Muhyiddin lost a closely fought general election to Anwar Ibrahim, and they are likely to increase political tensions in Malaysia, which has seen four prime ministers since 2018. Muhyuddin will be charged under laws related to abuse of power and money laundering in a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday over an economic recovery project launched by his government, the Malaysian AntiCorrup­tion Commission (MACC) said. Muhyiddin denied accusation­s of wrongdoing, calling them a political vendetta. He was briefly arrested Thursday before being released on bail.

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