by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/28/20, 04:30 am
Two years after the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal brought down former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his government, a court on Tuesday convicted him on seven charges. A judged sentenced Najib to 12 years in prison plus a fine of $49.4 million for abuse of power, three counts of criminal breach of trust, and three counts of money laundering. He vowed to appeal, calling the case political. Observers welcomed the outcome, saying it set a good precedence for his four other corruption trials.