Malaysia’s toppled leader to go on trial over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia’s toppled leader Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will go on trial this week over an extraordinary financial scandal that contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling coalition and reverberated around the world. The former prime minister and his cronies are accused of stealing USD4.5 billion from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in a mind-boggling fraud that stretched from Switzerland to the Seychelles. More details in Monday’s Borneo Bulletin