The former prime minister Najib Razak was found guilty and given a 12-year prison sentence on corruption charges on Tuesday by Malaysia’s Federal Court.
After maintaining a guilty verdict on charges relating to a multi-billion dollar fraud scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, Malaysia’s top court on Tuesday ordered former prime leader Najib Razak to begin a 12-year jail sentence (1MDB).
The nation’s top court rejected Najib’s final appeal and turned down his request for a sentence delay.
Najib, 69, was found guilty in July 2020 of money laundering, abuse of position, and criminal breach of trust after obtaining $10 million from SRC International, a former division of 1MDB, illegally. He had been free on bail while appeals were pending.