Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib given medical all-clear to return to prison

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak was given a medical certificate to return to prison after completing rehab at a Kuala Lumpur hospital, Ministry of Health said on Friday.
Najib, 69, began his 12-year prison sentence on August 23 after MalaysiaHis highest court has announced money laundering and money-matching charges against him in a case related to a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal. He pleads not guilty.
As of September 4, Najib was in and out of the hospital because of problems related to stomach ulcers and high blood pressure, according to his daughter and government officials.
The health ministry said on Friday that Najib was in good health after undergoing several tests at the hospital.
He has also been taught techniques by hospital physiotherapists on how to exercise on his own, the ministry said in a statement.
Najib, who was also fined nearly $50 million, remains on trial in four other corruption cases. He has consistently denied wrongdoing and has applied for a royal pardon.

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