Crime & Justice

Former Malaysia leader found guilty on all charges in corruption trial

Bangkok Desk, Jul 28 (EFE).- Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was found guilty on Tuesday of all seven charges against him in the first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

He was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust, one count of abuse of power and three counts of money laundering.

Tuesday’s verdict centered around 42 milllion ringgit (about $10 million) misappropriated from 1MDB subsidiary SRC International into the private accounts of Najib, on whom 35 other corruption charges are pending.

At the High Court of Kuala Lumpur, Judge Mohamad Nazlan Mohamad Ghazali ruled that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt. EFE


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