The trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razzaq will begin next Tuesday on charges of corruption.
The trial comes nine months after Najib's loss in a general election dominated by public discontent over allegations of stealing about $ 4.5 billion from the Malaysian Development Fund and turning one-quarter into Najib's bank accounts.
Najib, 65, pleaded not guilty to charges of treason, power abuse and money laundering.
Police found goods worth about $ 300 million and liquid money in properties related to Nagib shortly after the May 2018 elections.
But as the trial approached, Najib sought to change his image further, portraying himself as the victim of a malicious government led by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.