Malaysian former PM sentences to 12 years, fined for abuse of power July 28, 2020

Shares
Malaysian former PM sentences to 12 years, fined for abuse of power July 28, 2020

ISLAMABAD-A court in Malaysia has sentenced former PM Najib Razak to twelve years in jail after finding him guilty on all seven counts in the first of several multi-million dollar corruption trials.

Judge Mohamad Nazlan Mohamad Ghazali told the Kuala Lumpur High Court that after considering all evidence in this trial, I find the prosecution has successfully proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Najib had pleaded not guilty to the charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power.

The case against him is seen as a test of Malaysia's anti-corruption efforts.

Meanwhile, in a statement, a head of the hearing, Najib said he would fight on until the end, vowing to appeal against any guilty verdicts against him.