1MDB corruption trial of ex-Malaysian PM postponed, says lawyer | World news

The corruption trial of the former Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, over charges related to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB has been postponed, his lawyer said, citing a court ruling.

The trial was originally set to begin on Tuesday.

Harvinderjit Singh, one of Najib’s lawyers, told Reuters the trial had been postponed pending an appeal by Najib. No new date was set.

Najib had pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power over the suspected transfer of 42m ringgit (£8m) into his bank account from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit.