Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Pleads Not Guilty As Corruption Trial Starts

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Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (C back) arrives at a court for his trial over 1MDB corruption allegations in Kuala Lumpur on April 3, 2019. Mohd RASFAN / AFP


Malaysia’s disgraced former leader Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to all charges against him at the start of his trial Wednesday over a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that sent shockwaves around the world.

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After arriving at court in Kuala Lumpur, where supporters were chanting “Long live Najib!”, the 65-year-old took his seat in the dock and pleaded not guilty to seven charges of corruption and money laundering.

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