Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday testified in a corruption case denying any wrongdoing, local media reports said.

The former premier is accused of swindling around $10 million through SRC International Sdn Bhd, an investment board.

Razak told a jam-packed court in the capital Kuala Lumpur that Malaysian fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low “portrayed himself as someone who was influential” in the Middle East, daily Star reported.

“These countries have an access of cash money due to the increase in oil prices [and] I believed Jho Low can assist in 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s [1MDB]

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