Malaysia’s ex-PM jailed for 12 years after corruption trial exposes massive fraud network

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A court in Malaysia has sentenced the country’s former Prime Minister to 12 years in jail for breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power.

This is the first of five cases against Najib Razak, in which he’s accused of embezzling nearly a billion pounds.

The investigation of the affair has exposed a web of fraud and corruption extending around the globe.
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Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. 

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