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Trial of former Malaysian PM Najib to begin on February 12

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By ITN News Editor February 10, 2019 12:53

Trial of former Malaysian PM Najib to begin on February 12

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will go on trial at Kuala Lumpur High Court, on charges linked to a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.Najib was charged with criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering.

He is accused of illegally receiving about $10 million transferred into his account from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit.

The government of Najib set up the 1MDB fund in 2009, and the U.S. Justice Department estimated $4.5 billion was misappropriated by high-level fund officials and their associates between 2009 and 2014.He has pleaded not guilty and has consistently denied wrongdoing.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 10, 2019 12:53

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