Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak reacts as he walks to a courtroom, after his arrival in court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
KUALA LUMPUR:Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his shock election defeat.Prosecutors demanded 4 million ringgit ($1 million) bail, but the judge set it at 1 million ringgit in cash ($250,000) and ordered Najib to surrender his two diplomatic passports.Whipping is also a penalty but Najib would be exempt because of his age.Najib, 64, has accused Malaysia's new government of seeking "political vengeance".U.S. investigators say $4.5 billion was stolen and laundered from 1MDB by Najib's associates, including some $700 million that landed in Najib's bank account. While in power, Najib said the $700 million was a donation from the Saudi royal family.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE