Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been arrested on corruption charges.
The country’s anti-corruption agency reported this information on Thursday. A report by the British news agency Reuters revealed this.
In a statement, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said Muhyiddin was arrested after being questioned over an economic recovery program while in power.
Muhiuddin served as Prime Minister for 17 months from 2020 to 2021. He will be charged with abuse of power and money laundering.
Muhyiddin and his party have been under investigation for corruption since losing the election to Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim last November. Anwar ordered a review of several million dollar projects approved during Muhyiddin’s regime. These projects include the Covid-19 relief programme. Allegedly, due process was not followed in this regard.
Muhyuddin has denied these allegations of corruption in the past. He referred to these as political vendettas.