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 sentenced to twelve years imprisonment for corruption

Malaysia’s former leader, Najib Razak, was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to 12 years in jail on Tuesday in the first trial over a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB that stretched to the Gulf states and Hollywood. In a case widely seen as a test of the nation’s resolve to stamp out corruption… Read More Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak sentenced to twelve years imprisonment for corruption

Malaysian judge finds former PM Najib Razak guilty of corruption in 1MDB case

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was found guilty of corruption on Tuesday in the first trial linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The case has been widely seen as a test for Malaysia’s efforts to stamp out corruption and could have big political implications for the Southeast… Read More Malaysian judge finds former PM Najib Razak guilty of corruption in 1MDB case

Malaysian prosecutors file fresh charges against former PM Najib Razak

Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday filed new graft charges against former prime minister Najib Razak and the former chief executive of scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, in the latest cases over alleged theft of billions of dollars from the fund. Anti-graft investigators this week questioned Najib and the former fund official over accusations that the former premier’s… Read More Malaysian prosecutors file fresh charges against former PM Najib Razak

Malaysian anti-graft agency arrests wife of former PM, Rosmah Mansor

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency arrested former first lady Rosmah Mansor and expects to charge her in court on Thursday with money-laundering, among other infringements, it said. Rosmah, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, was detained after being questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), it added. “Rosmah will face several charges,” the agency said… Read More Malaysian anti-graft agency arrests wife of former PM, Rosmah Mansor

Former Malaysian PM Nijab Razak to face further corruption charges on 1MDB case 

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will face further corruption charges related to money allegedly siphoned off from scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday. Najib has faced intense scrutiny since unexpectedly losing a general election in May to Mahathir Mohamad, who reopened investigations into allegations that billions of… Read More Former Malaysian PM Nijab Razak to face further corruption charges on 1MDB case 

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