Former Malaysia PM has been charged with extra money laundering

Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Money Laundering

Muhyiddin Yassin, the former Malaysian Prime Minister, was charged with a new money laundering offence on Monday, raising his total number of counts to seven.

Prosecutors claimed Muhyiddin received 5 million ringgit ($1.11 million) in unlawful revenues from an investment company into his party’s account.

According to the Xinhua news agency, the 75-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

The prior 2-million-ringgit bond that Muhyiddin had paid for his previous charges in Kuala Lumpur was allowed to be utilised as bail for the latest case by Sessions Court judge Rozilah Salleh.

Muhyiddin claimed trial in the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur on March 10, facing four corruption allegations and two money laundering counts totaling several hundred million ringgit.

Muhyiddin, Malaysia’s Prime Minister from March 2020 to August 2021, is the chairman of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition.