Appeal court verdict looms for Malaysia’s Najib after failed bid to stall 1MDB-linked case

Malaysia’s second-highest court will decide on Wednesday morning whether to uphold a 1MDB-linked conviction against Najib Razak, after judges on Tuesday dismissed the former prime minister’s application to introduce fresh evidence.Najib, 68, was sentenced in July last year to 12 years in jail and issued a 210 million ringgit (US$49.6 million) fine after the High Court found him guilty of all seven counts in the first of several trials linking him to the multibillion dollar plunder of the 1MDB…