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Malaysia in transition

Malaysian court postpones Najib corruption trial

Former leader applied for deferment on technical grounds

A Malaysian court has postponed the corruption trial of former Prime Minister Najib Razak who is accused of siphoning millions out of state fund 1MDB.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- A Malaysian court on Monday postponed the corruption trial of former Prime Minister Najib Razak over a multibillion dollar scandal involving sovereign fund 1MDB that was due to start on Tuesday.

The Court of Appeal allowed a stay of hearing after an application for deferment by the defense. The court has not fixed a date for a hearing but some lawyers said it could be next month based on their experience. 

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