Malaysia upholds sentence of former Prime Minister Najib Razak

If Najib’s appeal is dismissed, he will have to serve his sentence immediately.

However, if acquitted, Najib could return to politics.

On charges of misappropriating RM42 million from 1MDB, former Prime Minister Najib Razak was sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of 210 million ringgit (RM), or $46.84 million.

Malaysia’s Federal Court on August 23 upheld a 12-year prison sentence and a fine of 210 million ringgit (RM), or $46.84 million, against former Prime Minister Najib Razak, on charges of misappropriating RM42 million from Malaysia’s State Investment Fund (1MDB).

A 5-member jury headed by Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat rejected najib’s appeal to vacate the sentence and sentence handed down by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on July 28, 2020.