Former Malaysian Prime Minister Begin Bid to Set Aside Conviction

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, has started his final attempt to set aside his conviction in a corruption case.

The Country’s highest Court scheduled hearings through August 26 to hear Razak’s appeal of his convictions for criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering.

Prosecutors say more than $1billion in 1MDB funds made its way into his personal accounts.

The former Prime Minister, who had pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges, was sentenced in July 2020 in the first of several trials to 12 years in jail and a $50million fine.

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