Top court begins hearing ex-PM Najib Razak's appeal to overturn his jail sentence in a case linked to multibillion-dollar 1MDB financial scandal.
Najib is appealling his convictions for criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering over the alleged theft of $4.5 billion from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, a state fund he co-founded as premier in 2009.
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.
The announcement follows strong calls from the party for the scandal-plagued Najib Razak to step down over the disastrous election defeat to a four-party opposition alliance headed by veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad.
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