Najib Razak (centre) walks into the courtroom in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Associated Press
Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s third corruption trial opened on Monday, with prosecutors saying Najib had tampered with a government audit of the 1MDB
The appeal came more than eight months after a high court found Najib guilty of abuse of power, criminal breach of trust and money laundering, making him the first Malaysian leader to be convicted. He has said he was misled by rogue bankers and that the case against him is political.
Rosmah Mansor — widely reviled in Malaysia due to her penchant for lavish overseas shopping sprees — was charged with accepting a five million ringgit ($1.2 million) bribe in relation to a government solar power project.
Featuring more than 200 distinguished local and international calligraphers and artists, the Biennale seeks to underscore the significance of calligraphy as a powerful medium for cultural expression.
Last month, the government in Sindh introduced a bill that would imprison parents for up to one month if they fail to get their children immunised against polio or eight other common diseases.
Sharjah Police arrested an Arab national who deceived women by promoting home massage services in return for cheap prices through a social media platform, for the purpose of blackmail and threats to obtain money.