Facing time: Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court ahead of the guilty verdict in his first 1MDB trial. Photo: AFPFacing time: Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court ahead of the guilty verdict in his first 1MDB trial. Photo: AFP
Facing time: Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court ahead of the guilty verdict in his first 1MDB trial. Photo: AFP

Najib’s 1MDB conviction: will former Malaysian PM’s Umno party stand by him?

  • The disgraced leader has been sentenced to 12 years’ jail and fined nearly US$50 million, but he plans to appeal and still has considerable political support
  • Some of the party’s heavyweights are sticking by their man, bringing into question their support for the government of Muhyiddin Yassin

Topic |   Malaysia 1MDB scandal
Facing time: Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court ahead of the guilty verdict in his first 1MDB trial. Photo: AFPFacing time: Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court ahead of the guilty verdict in his first 1MDB trial. Photo: AFP
Facing time: Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak arrives at the Kuala Lumpur High Court ahead of the guilty verdict in his first 1MDB trial. Photo: AFP
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