July 28, 2020 / 1:45 AM / 16 days ago

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrives at court for 1MDB case verdict

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his supporters arrive at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/ Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at a Kuala Lumpur court on Tuesday to hear a verdict in the first of several graft trials linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

A high court judge is scheduled to open proceedings at 10 a.m. (0200 GMT) before delivering a ruling on seven charges that Najib faces over allegations he received 42 million ringgit ($9.9 million) from former 1MDB unit SRC International in 2014.

He has pleaded not guilty to criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Ed Davies and Tom Hogue

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