Najib Razak is found guilty on seven charges in the 1MDB scandal Malaysia’s former prime minister gets a 12-year sentence. Many of the things that were bought with the $4.5bn that America’s Department of Justice says disappeared between 2009 and 2015 from 1 MDB , a Malaysian sovereign-wealth fund, were rather flashy. […] On July 28th a court in Malaysia convicted Najib Razak, the former prime minister who co-founded and chaired the fund, of seven charges of abuse of power, breach of trust and money-laundering relating to the scandal. […] Its partners included Bersatu, a new party founded as an alternative to UMNO by Mr Muhyiddin and Mahathir Mohamad, another former prime minister. […] In the longer term, Mr Najib’s conviction may increase the chance of Mr Muhyiddin choosing to leave his newfangled party and returning to UMNO , four years after his confrontation with the former prime minister led to him being kicked out of it.
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