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Malaysian ex-PM Najib Sentenced to 12 Years in Jail Over 1MDB Scandal

By Kyodo News 29 July 2020

A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to up to 12 years in jail on multiple charges Tuesday in the first of a series of trials over a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal involving state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

The verdict against Najib, 67, concerned the transfer of money totaling 42 million ringgit (about 13.5 billion kyats) from a former 1MDB unit to his private bank accounts between December 2014 and February 2015, when he was prime minister.

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