Kuala Lumpur, Apr 3: A Malaysian court is set to start hearings on Wednesday over the corruption charges on former Prime Minister Najib Razak following previous delays, officials said.
Hearing is on the seven charges including criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power involving 42 million ringgit (10.3 million U.S. dollars) deposited into Najib's personal bank account from SRC International, a former unit of state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The trial proceeded despite his legal team filing an application for a judicial review against the Federal Court's decision to lift the stay of proceedings order on Tuesday. Najib has been slapped with more than 40 charges related to corruption involving billions of dollars. (UNI)