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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak enters Hight Court

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak smiles as enters the High Court on Wednesday (4 July) morning. (PHOTO: Fadza Ishak for Yahoo News Singapore)

PHOTOS: Malaysia's ex-PM Najib arrives at Kuala Lumpur courthouse to face charges

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was brought by authorities to the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex on Wednesday (4 July) morning to face charges arising from an investigation into SRC International, a former unit of the scandal-hit 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state fund.

The 64-year-old, who had spent a night in lock-up after being arrested by anti-graft officials the day before, appeared calm as media and onlookers jostled to capture his arrival at around 8.30am. A number of Najib supporters were also present, holding placards and chanting in a show of solidarity with the former premier.

He was subsequently slapped with three charges of criminal breach of trust and one charge of corruption, all of which he pleaded not guilty to and claimed trial.

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