Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been found guilty on all seven charges in the first of his five trials relating to the 1MDB scandal.
High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali ruled that the former Prime Minister was considered guilty on one count of abuse of power concerning the misappropriation of RM42 million (S$13.6 million) from SRC International, which was a subsidiary of 1MDB.
“I find the accused guilty and convict him on all seven charges,” said the judge.
Each charge carries a prison sentence of up to 15 to 20 years. And if he is found guilty, he would be barred from political office.
The judge will read out the verdicts on the other charges Najib faces later today.