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=MALAYSIA PRESS: News Headlines On Tuesday, April 16

KUALA LUMPUR (Apr 16) -- Here’s a roundup of local news:

*Malaysia Ex-PM Najib's 1MDB Graft Trial Resumes

Toppled Malaysian leader Najib Razak returned to court for the second day of his high-profile corruption trial Monday with the former premier accused of plundering large sums from a unit of sovereign wealth fund 1MDB. The 65-year-old finally went on trial this month over his alleged role in looting the investment vehicle, the first of several court cases he is expected to face over the controversy. The ex-prime minister and his cronies are accused of stealing billions of dollars from 1MDB and spending it on everything from high-end real estate to artworks and a luxury yacht. - Channel News Asia

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