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Ex-PM Najib of Malaysia sentenced to prison for graft after losing final appeal

After upholding a guilty conviction on charges relating to a multi-billion dollar graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, Malaysia’s top court on Tuesday ordered former prime leader Najib Razak to begin a 12-year jail sentence (1MDB).

 

The nation’s top court rejected Najib’s final appeal and turned down his request for a sentence delay. Najib, 69, was found guilty in July 2020 of money laundering, abuse of position, and criminal breach of trust after obtaining $10 million from SRC International, a former division of 1MDB, illegally. He had been free on bail while appeals were pending.