A judge in the case blasted Najib as a "national embarrassment," affirming that he was guilty of all seven charges and upholding his 12-year prison sentence.
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Sentenced to 12 years in a case involving around $10 million deposited in his personal accounts, elections are his way to stay out of jail.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob struck a tone of reconciliation as he addressed a nation that has seen three premiers in 18 months.
The swearing in of Ismail Sabri Yaakob caps weeks of political upheaval, which pushed former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to resign over the handling of the pandemic.
For Malaysia, where one coalition ruled for six straight decades until the 2018 election, it’s relatively new for the monarch to play such a prominent role in politics.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin denounced the move on Wednesday and challenged Anwar to prove his assertion.
The court decision could bolster Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s political capital at a time when his administration controls a razor-thin majority in parliament.
Malaysia's former leader Najib Razak has pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption and criminal breach of trust in connection with a multibillion-dollar scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB. Appearing in the High Court on Wednesday, Najib was granted bail of 1 million ringgit ($247,000) and ...