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Malaysia set to begin biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib


KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, on Monday faces the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB, although lawyers are seeking a delay to allow time for the completion of a previous trial.

Najib, who lost a general election last year, has been hit with 42 criminal charges of graft and money laundering at 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and other state entities.

1MDB, founded by Najib in 2009, is being investigated in at least six countries, and the U.S. Department of Justice says about $4.5 billion was misappropriated ...


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