Cameroon/April 15, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/132 views /Cameroon Malaysia ex-PM Najib’s 1MDB graft trial resumes – Journal du Camerounshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Published on 15.04.2019 at 04h54 by AFP Toppled Malaysian leader Najib Razak returned to court for the second day of his high-profile corruption trial Monday, with the former premier accused of plundering large sums from a unit of sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. The 65-year-old finally went on trial this month over his alleged role in looting the investment vehicle, the first of several court cases he is expected to face over the controversy. The ex-prime minister and his cronies are accused of stealing billions of dollars from 1MDB and spending it on everything from high-end real estate to artworks and a luxury yacht. ALSO READ Pourquoi l’affaire Maurice Kamto bloque au tribunal militaire - CameroonOnline.orgThe allegations played a large part in prompting voters to oust his corruption-plagued coalition, which had been in power for six decades, at historic elections last year. Since then, Najib has been arrested and hit with dozens of charges over the scandal. The ex-leader’s highly-anticipated trial began on April 3, with Najib denying seven charges related to the theft of 42 million ringgit ($10.3 million) from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit. ALSO READ Angolan leader cancels newly-awarded mobile phone licence - Journal du CamerounIt is just a fraction of the money Najib is alleged to have stolen. He arrived at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur Monday for the second day of proceedings, wearing a dark suit and tie, and passed through a scrum of journalists before entering the courtroom and taking his seat in the dock. Proceedings began with the defence team cross-examining Companies Commission of Malaysia official Muhamad Akmaluddin Abdullah, who had testified when the trial opened, on technical matters related to corporate records. ALSO READ Cameroon: Diplomacy - Security Issues Chatted At MinrexOpening the prosecution’s case earlier this month, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas told the court that Najib was “not above the law” despite having been premier for almost a decade. Najib has consistently denied any wrongdoing over the looting of 1MDB. The US Department of Justice, which is investigating the 1MDB controversy as money was allegedly laundered through the American financial system, believes $4.5 billion in total was looted from the fund. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Cameroon share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleGerman far right capitalises on high-profile migrant crimes – Journal du Camerounnext articleIndonesia presidential race pits heavy metal against the general – Journal du CamerounRelated Posts468 shares Cameroon/April 20, 2019 /No Comment Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050 – Journal du Cameroun444 shares Cameroon/April 20, 2019 /No Comment Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi’s rule – Journal du CamerounEgyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi’s rule – Journal du CamerounUS liquor heiress pleads guilty in sex cult case – Journal du CamerounRwandan President meets U.S. congress delegation – Journal du CamerounCameroon: Boko Haram attack kills nine in Far North region – Journal du CamerounLe petit frère de Longue Longue accuse Maurice Kamto d’avoir envoûté l’artiste – CameroonOnline.orgSexual violence on the rise in Cameroon’s Anglophone region [+video] – CameroonOnline.orgPope leads Good Friday procession highlighting modern-day slaves’ plight – Journal du CamerounDes chefs d’Etat africains pleurent Notre-Dame mais restent insensibles aux malheurs de leur pays – CameroonOnline.org Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.