KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has received medical clearance to return to prison after completing rehabilitation treatment at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur on The Ministry of Health said Friday.
Najib, 69, began a 12-year prison sentence on August 23 after Malaysia’s highest court upheld a bribery and money laundering conviction against him in a case linked to a billions corruption scandal of dollars. He pleaded not guilty.
Since September 4, Najib was hospitalized and discharged for issues 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 checks at the hospital.
He also learned techniques from the hospital’s physiotherapists on how to exercise on his own, the ministry said in a statement.
Najib, who was also fined nearly $50 million, is still on trial in four other corruption cases. He has always denied wrongdoing and asked for a royal pardon.

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