Riza Aziz given discharge not amounting to acquittal

Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz (left), the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak with his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

KUALA LUMPUR: Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, the stepson of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has been given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by the Sessions Court here over five counts of money laundering charges involving US$248mil (RM1.25bil) linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad made the ruling after both parties reached an agreement through a representation sent to the Attorney General's Chambers.

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