KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court has rejected an appeal by former Prime Minister Najib Razak against a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was sentenced by the Kuala Lumpur High Court to 12 years in prison and a dollar 50 million fine last year on charges of embezzling billions of dollars, money laundering and abuse of power, according to Arab media.
Najeeb Razzaq had filed a petition in the appellate court against the sentence, which was rejected unanimously by a three-member panel, which upheld the high court’s decision.
The former Malaysian prime minister has denied the allegations. Najib Razzaq’s return to Malaysian politics has been dashed by an appeals court ruling.