Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been arrested on corruption charges. He was arrested on Thursday.
He will be produced in court tomorrow, Friday, according to the AP news agency, citing Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency.
Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency said Muhyiddin, 75, will face several charges on Friday related to abuse of power and money laundering in government projects during his 17-month rule.
Muhyiddin led Malaysia from March 2020 to August 2021. He is the second former prime minister of the country to be accused of corruption.
Earlier, after losing the 2018 election, former Prime Minister Najib Razak was accused of corruption. After losing a final appeal, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Now he is in jail.