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Jailbird Najib Has Been Taken Out Of His Prison Cell For 1MDB Trial At KL High Court Today

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is also charged in four other cases, including the 'second' SRC International case.

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Convicted former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is currently serving his 12-year jail sentence, was taken out of his prison cell today, 25 August, to attend the 1MDB trial

Bernama reported yesterday, 24 August, that he is expected to appear at the Kuala Lumpur High Court for the trial proceeding of the 1MDB scandal, where he is facing 25 charges for allegedly receiving RM2.3 billion.

Four of those charges are for using his position to obtain the colossal sum, while 21 charges are for money laundering involving the same amount.

It is understood that the Kuala Lumpur High Court has issued an order to the Kajang prison to produce the 69-year-old former premier to attend today's proceedings before Justice Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah.

According to Free Malaysia Today, Najib has arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex in a black sport utility vehicle (SUV).

He was seen in a grey suit and tie at about 8.45am.

Other than 1MDB, Najib is also charged in three other cases

The incumbent Pekan member of parliament (MP) is facing three charges in the 'second' SRC International case for money-laundering RM27 million.

Najib, along with former treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, is also charged with six counts of criminal breaches of trust involving RM6.6 billion, which were allegedly committed between December 2016 and December 2017.

Lastly, the Pekan MP is also facing abuse of power charges in the 1MDB audit report tampering case, which he allegedly committed in 2016.

The 69-year-old is expected to be taken out of his jail cell rather frequently to attend trial proceedings in all these cases.

Here is a detailed breakdown of Najib's other pending cases:

Najib was sent to jail on Tuesday, 23 August, after the Federal Court denied his appeal in the SRC International case: