The US requested the extradition of Ng Chong Hwa – a Malaysian former managing director at the bank – over the 1MDB money laundering and corruption scandal, which played a role in the electoral defeat of former prime minister Najib Razak.
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.
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