Malaysian court acquits former deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of graft charges

A Malaysian high court acquitted a former deputy prime minister of 40 bribery charges, saying the prosecution had failed to provide enough evidence, state news agency Bernama reported on Friday. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was one of many high-ranking officials, including ex-premier Najib Razak, charged with corruption in 2018 when the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)… Read More Malaysian court acquits former deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of graft charges

Malaysian court jails former first lady Rosmah Mansor for ten years on graft charges

A Malaysian court on Thursday sentenced Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, to a decade in prison for seeking and receiving bribes in exchange for government contracts, just days after her husband was jailed for corruption. Rosmah will also have to pay a fine of 970 million ringgit (an equivalent of… Read More Malaysian court jails former first lady Rosmah Mansor for ten years on graft charges

Malaysia’s top court upholds jail sentence of former PM Najib Razak in 1MDB graft case

Malaysia’s top court ordered former prime minister Najib Razak to begin a 12-year prison sentence on Tuesday after upholding a guilty conviction on charges related to a multi-billion dollar graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The court’s decision caps the stunning downfall of Najib, who until four years ago governed Malaysia with… Read More Malaysia’s top court upholds jail sentence of former PM Najib Razak in 1MDB graft case

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak asks court to admit new evidence in final 1MDB case appeal

Lawyers for former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak sought on Monday to introduce fresh evidence for a re-trial, a final bid to overturn a 12-year jail term over a corruption case linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal. Najib, 69, has pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges over the alleged theft of $4.5 billion from… Read More Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak asks court to admit new evidence in final 1MDB case appeal

Malaysian court upholds conviction of former PM Najib Razak

A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former premier Najib Razak’s conviction on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), dealing a blow to his hopes of a political comeback. Najib was appealing a 12-year prison sentence and $50 million fine imposed by Kuala Lumpur High Court last year… Read More Malaysian court upholds conviction of former PM Najib Razak

Malaysia’s former PM Najib Razak begins appeal against corruption conviction, jail sentence

Malaysia‚Äôs Court of Appeal on Monday began hearing a bid by former Prime Minister Najib Razak to set aside his conviction on corruption charges in a case linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Najib, who was voted out in a historic 2018 election, faces several trials over allegations that $4.5 billion… Read More Malaysia’s former PM Najib Razak begins appeal against corruption conviction, jail sentence

Malaysian court approves graft trial of wife of former PM Najib Razak

A Malaysian court on Thursday ordered Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, to enter a defence in a corruption trial linked to a multi-million dollar project approved while the ex-premier was still in power. Dozens of graft charges were filed against the couple after Najib lost the 2018 election, amid anger… Read More Malaysian court approves graft trial of wife of former PM Najib Razak

Malaysia withdraws criminal case against Goldman Sachs over 1MDB bond sales

Malaysian prosecutors on Friday withdrew criminal charges against three Goldman Sachs units accused of misleading investors over $6.5 billion in bond sales they helped organize for a state fund, the Bernama state news agency reported. The move comes after Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $3.9 billion to Malaysia to settle a probe into its alleged… Read More Malaysia withdraws criminal case against Goldman Sachs over 1MDB bond sales