Malaysia’s former prime minister and current member of parliament (MP) for Pekan Najib Razak has been sentenced to up to 12 years in jail on July 28.
Najib was also fined RM210 million ($68.1 million) after being found guilty by High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali in the first of five trials related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
On July 28, Najib was charged with one count of abuse of power, three counts of criminal breach of trust, and three counts of money laundering, which was centred on the transferring of RM42 million from 1MDB’s former subsidiary, SRC International, into his private accounts.
Najib has previously pleaded his innocence, saying he was misled by financial advisors including Jho Low.
He has also said that he would file appeals up to the Federal Court should the verdict find him guilty.
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