Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive sums from the fund and spent it on everything from real estate to artwork contributed to the defeat of his long-ruling coalition to a reformist alliance.
The hearing will now begin next Monday to allow time for the completion of a previous trial that revolves around former 1MDB unit SRC International, a Kuala Lumpur High Court judge said.
After repeatedly trying to delay his awaiting trial for plundering billions of dollars from the 1MDB wealth fund, Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak arrives in court.
Najib Razak was charged with four counts of abuse of power and 21 counts of money laundering millions of dollars of a state investment fund which he set up in 2009. Najib pleaded not guilty to all 25 charges.
Najib has consistently denied any wrongdoing related to 1MDB since the scandal erupted in 2015, and has said $681 million of funds deposited in his personal bank account were a donation from a Saudi royal.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2019 TRT World.