Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was charged with three counts of money laundering Wednesday, in connection with a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The allegations add to earlier corruption charges as Mr Najib's dramatic fall from power continues.
The girl’s marriage to a man 30 years her senior highlighted the prevalence of child brides in Malaysia, which belies the country’s modern outlook.
New charges are the latest escalation in a probe involving billions of dollars diverted from a state investment fund.
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