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Malaysia in transition

Najib pleads not guilty as 1MDB trial begins

Legal drama in Malaysia gives possible boost to Mahathir

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur on April 3.    © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE -- The trial of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak on charges related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad began on Wednesday, a legal drama that could provide a boost for Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad by reminding the country of the scandal that led to the historic regime change last May.

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