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Report: Malaysian ex-PM Muhyiddin facing graft charges

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been questioned by anti-graft officials over alleged corruption in awarding government contracts while in office. The anti-corruption agency chief, Azam Baki, told the national Bernama news agency that Muhyiddin will be charged in court on Friday. The agency said it would issue a statement. Supporters of Muhyiddin gathered outside the agency building accused Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s government of political persecution. Muhyiddin was premier from March 2020-August 2021. He was first questioned by the anti-graft agency last month. Two senior leaders from his Bersatu party were recently charged with corruption and his party’s accounts have been frozen by the anti-graft agency. Muhyddin has denied any wrongdoing.

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