(Aug 28): Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak appeared in court Wednesday to stand trial to 25 money-laundering and corruption charges linked to 1MDB, his biggest case related to the troubled state fund.

The charges revolve around 1MDB’s multibillion-dollar bond sales and acquisitions. That includes accusations he received 2.08 billion ringgit ($687 million) of bribes related to a letter of government support for US$3 billion of 1MDB bonds in 2013, as well as allegations he accepted 49.9 million ringgit linked to a US$975 million loan facility from Deutsche Bank AG. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

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