The country’s highest court has upheld former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s 12-year sentence in the 1MDB money laundering case. In addition, he was fined 210 million Malaya.

The Star media reported this information in an online report on Tuesday.

One Malaysian Development Berhad or OneMDB was formed in 2009 when Najib Razak was Prime Minister to raise funds for the country’s economic development. Later, there was a loss of 450 million US dollars from that fund. The investigation revealed that Najib Razak was involved in this.

Najib Razak was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2020. He then appealed against the sentence in seven cases.

In Tuesday’s ruling, Supreme Court Chief Justice Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat said they had examined the allegations against Najib Razak in detail. Najib Razak’s 12-year sentence on seven charges is not excessive.

In addition, the Chief Justice ordered that Razak be sent to jail immediately.

Razak appealed to the court against seven charges. But his application was dismissed with the consent of all the judges. And the sentence was ordered to be upheld.

(23 Aug)