Malaysian ex-PM Najib sentenced to 12 years’ jail over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Tuesday after being found guilty in his first trial over the multi-billion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.


Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (C) stands in an elevator as he arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court complex for the verdict in his corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur on July 28, 2020. Photo: AFP


The Kuala Lumpur High Court also ordered him to pay a fine of 210 million ringgit ($49 million) after he was convicted of seven charges related to the looting of sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin