Toppled Malaysian leader Najib’s 1MDB trial delayed Feb 12, 2019 0 309 12345 AFPKuala LumpurFormer Malaysian premier Najib Razak’s trial over a massive financial scandal that contributed to his government’s downfall was postponed Monday, in a blow to slow-moving efforts to bring the disgraced politician to justice.Najib had been due to go on trial Tuesday for the first time over allegations linked to his involvement in the looting of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in a fraud that reverberated around the world.Billions of dollars were allegedly stolen by Najib and his cronies from 1MDB, which was set up to help develop Malaysia’s economy, and spent on everything from high-end real estate to expensive artworks.Najib, who allegedly received huge sums from the fund into his personal bank accounts, has denied any wrongdoing.But the ex-leader’s lawyers filed an application for the trial to be delayed pending an appeal on a technical matter.The Court of Appeal on Monday agreed to the postponement for an unspecified period, V Sithambaram, a criminal lawyer on the prosecution team, said.“It won’t be delayed too long,” he said, adding he hoped the appeal would only take a week or two. RELATED ARTICLES Priyanka ‘magic’ draws thousands at debut roadshow in Lucknow Feb 12, 2019 0 342 Bangladesh stops trafficking of more Rohingyas to Malaysia Feb 12, 2019 0 347 Philippine measles death toll hits 70 Feb 12, 2019 0 1284 Pakistan, International Monetary Fund inching closer to deal dpa Islamabad Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are inching closer to striking a deal to help the country overcome a deepening economic crisis, Pakistan’s finance minister said on Monday. “Pakistan is .. Acting Pentagon chief visits Kabul, denies troops cut dpa Kabul The acting US Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan arrived in the Afghan capital for an unannounced visit on Monday, meeting with top officials from NATO and the government. Shanahan held discussions in Kabul .. Rahul shuts door on BSP-SP alliance, says Cong will contest polls with full might Lucknow: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday virtually shut the doors on the BSP and Samajwadi Party and said that while he respected their leaders Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, there should be no doubt that his .. Trinamool links BJP with killing of its party MLA IANS Kolkata Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday blamed the BJP for party MLA Satyajit Biswas’ murder and claimed those who are seeking protection from central leaders in Delhi will be brought back and put .. Chinese woman in trouble after throwing drink at Philippine cop Manila: A Philippine police officer on Monday filed criminal complaints against a Chinese woman who threw a soft tofu drink at him during an argument at an overhead train station in the capital. Police officer William .. EU threatens to end Cambodia’s trade perks on rights record Brussels: The European Union launched proceedings Monday against Cambodia that could see the south-east Asian country lose its preferential trade access to the bloc if it does not improve its record on human rights, .. No one in India can repay cow’s debt, says PM Modi Vrindavan: PM Narendra Modi on Monday said that no one in the country can repay the debt of the cow’s milk, saying the bovine has been an important part of India’s tradition and culture. At a public gathering here, the Prime ..