Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib goes on charm offensive as corruption trial nears As the trial date nears, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak — who has maintained his innocence — has sought a radical change of image, painting himself as a victim of a vindictive government led by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Najib has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering, in what is set to be the first of many trials over suspected multibillion-dollar fraud at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Najib has also been hitting out online. His jibes against ruling party politicians on Facebook and Twitter have some social media users referring to him as "King of Trolls."