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Najib denies ordering personal kickbacks in 1MDB-related trial

Former Malaysian prime minister blames Jho Low for bad advice on state fund

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak prays with his supporters before entering a courtroom at Kuala Lumpur High Court on Dec. 3.    © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak maintained his innocence in a Kuala Lumpur courtroom on Tuesday, where he faces seven criminal charges in connection with the alleged embezzlement of $10 million from SRC International, a former subsidiary of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad sovereign wealth fund.

Najib, the first former prime minister to be charged in Malaysia's history, took the witness stand to defend himself based on a 240-page statement.

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