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Malaysia's Former PM Najib Razak Attends Court to Defend Himself on Criminal Charges.

▶️ Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's took to the stand for the first time to defend himself on criminal charges, Tuesday, December 3.
👉 The former PM is facing charges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). He was accused of illegally receiving about $10 million from former 1MDB unit SRC International.
Najib, in his testimony, detailed how he set up 1MDB in 2009 and how the fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low, said to be at the center of the scandal, came to be associated with the fund.
Low has been charged in Malaysia and the United States over the alleged theft from 1MDB. Low has denied any wrongdoing. His whereabouts are unknown.
Najib faces years in prison after being hit with a total of 42 criminal charges, most of them linked to losses at 1MDB and other state entities. Najib has consistently denied wrongdoing and says the charges against him are politically motivated. (Reuters)

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