Ex-PM Najib Leaves 1MDB Appeals and Goes to Malaysian Prison

After losing his final appeal in a case involving the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak will now serve a 12-year prison term.

Najib, 69, is unable to stand in the upcoming general elections, which must be held by September 2023, as a result of the court decision

In the case concerning the transfer of 42 million ringgit ($9.4 million) from SRC International to Najib's personal bank account, the Federal court upheld an earlier decision that condemned him to prison. 

The chief judge denied the request for a stay of execution made by Najib's attorneys.

He will be remembered in history as the nation's first imprisoned and convicted prime minister from Southeast Asia.