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Najib Razak, Malaysia's former prime minister, leaves court in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday — the first day in his trial over charges that he used a slush fund to put millions of dollars into his own accounts. Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Malaysia's Former PM Najib Razak Begins Trial On 1MDB Slush-Fund Charges

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Former Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during a press conference after being granted bail at a court hearing at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday. Najib pleaded not guilty Thursday to 25 fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. Yam G-Jun/AP hide caption

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