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Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak convicted of 7 graft charges over multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scam
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Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak convicted of 7 graft charges over multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scam

The current trial involved a charge of abuse of power, three charges of criminal breach of trust, and three charges of money-laundering

Malaysian prosecutors drop money laundering case of $248 mn against The Wolf of Wall Street producer Riza Aziz
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Malaysian prosecutors drop money laundering case of $248 mn against The Wolf of Wall Street producer Riza Aziz

A sessions court judge ruled that the charges against Riza Aziz would be withdrawn without acquittal, after prosecutors said they had reached a deal which would see the government receiving “a substantial sum running into several million ringgit”.

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak to defend himself in trial next month in connection to 1MDB-linked theft case
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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak to defend himself in trial next month in connection to 1MDB-linked theft case

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak's first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled Monday prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud

1MDB scam: Malaysian prosecutors wrap up first of several cases against former prime minister Najib Razak; main trial to begin tomorrow
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1MDB scam: Malaysian prosecutors wrap up first of several cases against former prime minister Najib Razak; main trial to begin tomorrow

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, his family members and inner circle are accused of stealing billions of dollars from the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB

Wolf of Wall Street producer Riza Aziz detained in Malaysia for involvement in money laundering scandal
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Wolf of Wall Street producer Riza Aziz detained in Malaysia for involvement in money laundering scandal

Riza Aziz was detained in Malaysia after questioning by graft investigators and will appear in court Friday to face charges.

Malaysian leader Najib Razak pleads not guilty to all charges of corruption as US justice department begins probe
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Malaysian leader Najib Razak pleads not guilty to all charges of corruption as US justice department begins probe

The 65-year-old faced the first of several trials over his alleged involvement in the looting of sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, a state investment vehicle established to develop the economy of the Southeast Asian nation.

Malaysia court charges former PM Najib Razak with six new corruption cases relating to 1MDB scandal
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Malaysia court charges former PM Najib Razak with six new corruption cases relating to 1MDB scandal

Najib Razak was Malaysia prime minister from 2009 until May, when, plagued by corruption scandals, he lost the general elections to Opposition led by Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia Opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi faces 45 charges in $26-million corruption case, pleads not guilty
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Malaysia Opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi faces 45 charges in $26-million corruption case, pleads not guilty

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, a former deputy premier and ally of scandal-mired ex-leader Najib Razak, is accused of crimes that include accepting bribes to award government contracts and money-laundering. The 65-year-old pleaded not guilty to all charges, and will stand trial.

Wife of ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arrested by anti-corruption agency in multi-billion dollar scandal
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Wife of ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak arrested by anti-corruption agency in multi-billion dollar scandal

Wednesday was the third occasion on which Rosmah had been questioned, but the first time she had been arrested, since her husband's coalition was dramatically ousted from office after six decades in power.

Following arrest, former Malaysia PM Najib Razak faces 21 new money-laundering charges over 1MDB scandal
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Following arrest, former Malaysia PM Najib Razak faces 21 new money-laundering charges over 1MDB scandal

Najib is expected to be charged in court Thursday afternoon after being detained a day earlier by anti-corruption investigators. He has already been hit with seven charges over state fund 1MDB since unexpectedly losing power in May, but observers said the latest accusations against him are the most serious yet.

Malaysia's anti-graft agency arrests Najib Razak in connection with $628 million scandal; ex-PM to appear in court on Thursday
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Malaysia's anti-graft agency arrests Najib Razak in connection with $628 million scandal; ex-PM to appear in court on Thursday

The agency said Najib was detained at its office and will be taken to court on Thursday to face the charges. Najib was earlier charged with multiple counts of criminal breach of trust, corruption and money laundering over the scandal at the 1MDB state fund. He has pleaded not guilty.

India must seize its chance to cement ties with Malaysia as Mahathir Mohamad seeks to counter China's trade hegemony
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India must seize its chance to cement ties with Malaysia as Mahathir Mohamad seeks to counter China's trade hegemony

China’s economic and political footprint in Malaysia has been growing over the years.

Ahead of Beijing visit, Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad seeks to scrap China-backed infrastructure projects signed by Najib Razak
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Ahead of Beijing visit, Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad seeks to scrap China-backed infrastructure projects signed by Najib Razak

Malaysia's prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt.

Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak charged with three counts of money-laundering, faces 15 years in jail for each offence
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Malaysia ex-PM Najib Razak charged with three counts of money-laundering, faces 15 years in jail for each offence

These are in addition to the charges that Najib Razak faced after he was first arrested — three for criminal breach of trust and one for abuse of power.

Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak to face new questioning and charges by country's anti-corruption agency, claim reports
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Malaysia's toppled leader Najib Razak to face new questioning and charges by country's anti-corruption agency, claim reports

Malaysia's ex-leader Najib Razak may face further questioning by the country's anti-corruption agency and will be hit with more criminal charges, official media reported.

Former Malaysia PM Najib Razak pleads 'not guilty' to charges of breach of trust and corruption
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Former Malaysia PM Najib Razak pleads 'not guilty' to charges of breach of trust and corruption

Ex-prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak is accused of corruption over a suspicious transfer of $10.4 million from a former state investment fund.

Malyasia govt confirms arrest of former PM Najib Razak in corruption case; investigators question stepson Riza Aziz
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Malyasia govt confirms arrest of former PM Najib Razak in corruption case; investigators question stepson Riza Aziz

Malyasia govt has confirmed the arrest of former PM Najib Razak over 1MDB scandal. His arrest was linked to the anti-graft agency's probe into 42 million ringgit ($10.6 million).

Malaysia considers amending human trafficking law after US downgrades country in watch list
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Malaysia considers amending human trafficking law after US downgrades country in watch list

Report said victim protection efforts by the Malaysia govt remained inadequate, complicity among law enforcement officials hampered anti-trafficking efforts

Cash, jewellery and handbags worth upto $273 million seized from former Malaysia PM Najib Razak in country's biggest-ever seizure
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Cash, jewellery and handbags worth upto $273 million seized from former Malaysia PM Najib Razak in country's biggest-ever seizure

The searches in Malaysia, part of investigations into scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, netted 12,000 pieces of jewellery, bags containing almost $30 million in cash across 26 different currencies, more than 400 watches worth $19.3 million, and other high-end designer goods.