Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak gets 12 years jail for 1MDB graft trial
29 July 2020 | 7:00 am
Najib faced 7 charges relating to money that went missing from a state development fund. Abuse of power and money laundering were some of the charges he faced. It's not the end of his legal troubles.
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