July 28, 2020 / 1:52 AM / 16 days ago

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

FILE PHOTO: 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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