Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib has been given a clean bill of health to return to prison

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been medically cleared to return to prison after completing rehabilitation at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Ministry of Health said Friday.
Najib, 69, began a 12-year prison sentence on August 23 after Malaysia’s Supreme Court upheld his conviction in a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal. He pleaded not guilty.
From September 4 Najib he has been in and out of the hospital for stomach ulcers and problems with high blood pressure, according to his daughter and government officials.
The Ministry of Health said on Friday that Najib was in good health after multiple check-ups at the hospital.
The hospital’s physiotherapists have also taught him techniques on how to exercise independently, according to the ministry’s statement.
Najib, who has also been fined nearly $50 million, remains on trial in four corruption cases. He has consistently denied wrongdoing and sought a royal pardon.