Malaysia former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been sent to jail to begin serving a 12-year sentence, after the top court rejected his appeal.
The 69-year-old’s charges relate to a corruption scandal involving state-owned wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
He was convicted in July 2020, but had been out on bail during the appeal.
The court also denied Najib’s request to delay his sentence. He has continued to deny any wrongdoing.
In 2020, a court had found him guilty on seven counts – centred on a total of nine point four million dollars which was transferred into his private accounts.
He was sentenced to 12 years’ jail and a fine of forty six point eight million dollars.