March 20, 2023

Former chief faces trial on costs of cash laundering and abuse of energy over COVID-19 contracts.

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been charged with abuse of energy and cash laundering in reference to the awarding of presidency contracts in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Muhyiddin, who led the nation from March 2020 by the worst of the pandemic, pleaded not responsible to the fees at a Kuala Lumpur court docket on Friday morning. He has beforehand known as the investigation politically motivated.

The veteran politician faces as many as 15 years in jail if discovered responsible of cash laundering, and as much as 20 years for abuse of energy. He is also fined.

Muhyiddin was granted bail of two million Malaysian ringgit ($442,674) by the decide and requested to give up his passport.

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