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

Malaysia’s 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

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak pleads not guilty to money laundering charges 

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges slapped on him on Wednesday, as the country’s new government looked for answers to how billions of dollars went missing from a state fund 1MDB during his term. Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, were barred from leaving Malaysia after his decade… Read More Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak pleads not guilty to money laundering charges