Malaysian ex-PM’s first 1MDB trial to proceed | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:52 AM, November 12, 2019

Malaysian ex-PM’s first 1MDB trial to proceed

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled yesterday that prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud. The former prime minister will take the stand next month when his defence begins, in the case related to the theft of billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. His coalition was ousted at the polls last year after six decades in power, largely due to the scandal, and he has since been arrested and hit with dozens of charges linked to the looting of the investment vehicle.

 

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