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Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Former Prime Minister, Loses 1MDB Appeal and Is Sent to Prison

By Feliz Solomon and Ying Xian Wong

23 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has finally been sent to prison for one of the largest financial scandals committed which led to his downfall in 2018 elections.

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Former Prime Minister Najib Razak was taken to prison after Malaysia’s top court dismissed his final appeal of corruption convictions, capping a yearslong quest by authorities to prosecute him for his role in one of the world’s largest financial scandals.

The ruling by Malaysia’s Federal Court on Tuesday upheld Mr. Najib’s guilty verdicts on seven charges including abuse of power, money laundering and criminal breach of trust. He was convicted in 2020, sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined almost $50 million, but his punishment was stayed throughout the appeals process.

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