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Malaysian court to deliver key ruling in Najib’s 1MDB trial

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MALAYSIA’s toppled leader Najib Razak will learn Monday if his first trial over the 1MDB scandal will proceed, in a key test of efforts to bring him to justice over the multi-billion-dollar fraud.

Vast sums were plundered from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in a mammoth scam allegedly involving Najib and his cronies, which has triggered investigations around the world.

His coalition was ousted at the polls last year after more than six decades in power largely due to the scandal, and he has since been arrested and hit with dozens of 1MDB-linked charges.

In Monday’s ruling, a judge will decide whether the prosecution’s case against the former prime minister is strong enough to proceed, or if........

© Asian Correspondent