SINGAPORE (Aug 19): The 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) trial involving former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak could be delayed — yet again — because he faces two court hearings on the same day: Aug 19.

Apart from the 1MDB trial, Najib has to appear in court for the SRC International trial. He is facing seven charges related to corruption, power abuse and money laundering of funds belonging to SRC International, a subsidiary of 1MDB, and, separately, 25 criminal charges related to 1MDB money.

As these are criminal charges, he must be present at proceedings at all times, unlike in civil cases.

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