SINGAPORE (Sept 24): Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, who was slapped with 25 new charges on Sept 20, said he welcomes the trial as it will give him a chance to clear his name in relation to the RM2.6 billion ($858.2 million) in his bank account that was allegedly transferred from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

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