Former Malaysia PM jailed in financial scandal
Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak will begin a 12-year-prison sentence after losing his appeal against his money laundering conviction.
The 69-year-old’s charges relate to a corruption scandal involving state-owned wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
He was convicted in 2020 when a court found him guilty on seven counts centered on a total of 42m ringgit ($9.4m; £8m), but he had been out on bail during the appeal.
Najib Razak has always denied any wrongdoing.