KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian prosecutors Tuesday wrapped up the primary of numerous cases towards toppled leader Najib Razak over the plundering of 1MDB, a day earlier than the begin of his major trial related to the scandal-hit fund.

With the prosecution now finished, a choose will hear arguments from each sides in October and rule on November eleven whether the case is strong sufficient to keep.

If he policies it is, Najib will probably start his defence in December.


the previous high minister, his own family participants and inner circle are accused of stealing billions of dollars from the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in a fraud that stretched round the world.

The claims played a first-rate component in Najib’s authorities losing strength at elections closing yr. He turned into arrested after being ejected from workplace, and went on trial in April.

The present day trial is the primary of several that Najib is anticipated to face over 1MDB, and centres on claims that forty two million ringgit ($10 million) became stolen from SRC worldwide, a former unit of the fund.

The prosecution called fifty seven witnesses for the duration of the first degree of the trial and the court docket heard evidence about the lavish lifestyle loved by Najib and his widely reviled spouse, Rosmah Mansor, after allegedly looting state coffers.

Najib has denied all fees.

The 66-12 months-vintage’s biggest trial over 1MDB will begin Wednesday, centring on allegations that masses of tens of millions of greenbacks related to the fund were transferred to his bank account.