Former Malaysian Prime Minister Transferred to Kajang Prison to Serve Sentence for Corruption Case

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Aug. 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and later transferred to Kajang Prison to serve his sentence after the Supreme Court upheld his 12-year prison sentence for corruption in the 1MDB affiliate case.

The five-person high court chaired by Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat has dismissed the appeal filed by his legal team to overturn his conviction and upheld his sentence, Malaysian daily ‘Malaysiakini’ reported.

The president of the highest court in the country has pointed out that “all the points of the trial” have been those that have determined Najib’s guilt, who has had “a trial of the first order”, since any other court, “against such evidence”, would have concluded the same, according to the news portal Free Malaysia Today.

With this decision, Najib has been automatically rescinded from his seat as MP for Pekan under the Federal Constitution, while also becoming the first former Prime Minister in Malaysian history to be jailed.

Najib was found guilty in 2020 for the crimes of money laundering and abuse of his functions after seizing 42 million ringgit (about 9.2 million euros) from SRC International, a subsidiary of 1MDB, a state fund created by himself. .

Najib, ousted by a coalition led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, has faced accusations of money laundering since The Wall Street Journal reported in 2015 that $681 million had been transferred to one of his personal accounts.

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