Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was convicted on Tuesday of seven charges of corruption and money laundering for embezzling 42 million Malaysian ringgits from the 1MDB.
Supreme Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali believes that his defense has left no doubt as to the prosecutor’s case, the local newspaper New Straits Times reports.
Based on the former prime minister’s defense that the former president had not managed his own accounts, the judge considered this illogical since the defendant had issued checks. Therefore, according to his judgment, he has to take responsibility for his actions.
Najib Razak has been facing a process since 2019. Najib, who was prime minister between 2009 and 2018, is the first former head of government in the Asian country to face a trial.