Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak arrived for his second corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
In the second trial, Najib faces four counts of abusing his power to receive a total of 2.3 billion ringgit ($547 million) from 2011 to 2014, and 21 other charges of receiving, using, and transferring illicit funds linked to the 1MDB state investment fund
Najib set up 1MDB when he took power in 2009 to promote economic development, but the fund amassed billions in debts and is being investigated in the United States and several other countries for alleged cross-border embezzlement and money laundering.
Najib faces 42 charges of corruption, abuse of power and money laundering in five separate criminal cases linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of 1MDB that contributed to his shocking election ouster last year.
Najib, 65, denies wrongdoing and accuses Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's government of seeking political vengeance.