Malaysia’s highest court has upheld former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s corruption conviction and 12-year jail sentence.
The court said Tuesday Najib’s appeal was “devoid of any merits.”
Najib was found guilty in July 2020 of receiving about $10 million from SRC International, a former unit of the 1MDB development fund he set up shortly after he took power in 2009.
The 69-year-old denied any wrongdoing.
Some information for this report came from The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters.