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on the bottom line your weekly take on u.s. politics and society on al-jazeera. 12 years in prison and a $50000000.00 u.s. dollar fine for malaysian prime minister najib razak is sentenced following a major corruption scandal. about this and this is obviously a live from doha also coming up china's foreign ministry says hong kong is suspending agreements with the u.k. and canada on criminal matters including extradition. losing their homes and their livelihoods hundreds of thousands in bangladesh wait for help in wising flood
waters end. and logging on to learn if you can afford it but most nigerian children are missing out as schools stay closed. his former prime minister najib razak has been sentenced to 12 use in jail after he was convicted of corruption the verdict was delivered in the 1st child linked to the one m.t.b. state investment fund scandal joining his time in power he was found guilty of all 7 charges and fined close to $50000000.00 u.s. dollars he continues to deny any wrongdoing and says he will appeal this is the 1st case centered on the transfer of nearly $10000000.00 from a unit of one and d.b. internet jeeves personal accounts is being convicted of abuse of power 3 counts of criminal breach of trust. and 3 counts of money laundering jihad launched one d.b.
as a state investment fund when he was prime minister in 2009 ok let's go across to florence louie who's joining us live from kuala lumpur and just bring us up to date with what's been happening right so we know that the judge has sentenced to prison prison term as well as a fine of 210000000 ringgit now and what we know is also that the defense lawyers for a stay of execution of the sentence so they're arguing that shouldn't go to prison immediately that he should be allowed to stay outside of prison be able to carry out his duties as a member of parliament until his appeal at the court of appeal has been hurt and this is a process that could take months years even and we don't yet know whether this edge this argument by the defense lawyers is going to be successful whether the judge is
going to grant a stay of execution of the sentence or not but we do know that the prosecution has argued that granting a stay of such supplanting a stay is really the exception rather than the general rule. while you've been talking for months i just want to show people the live pictures from outside the court there which we're seeing at the moment this is the press waiting because we understand that the prime minister may well be leaving from there the moment will this leave you make some sort of statement we will be taking it but at the moment we're waiting to see what's what's happening those negotiations as you're talking about continuing between his lawyers which means that this is by no means over is it. no this is not over at all i mean you know they're still in the peel pro says that knowledge of can take advantage of he's been found guilty of all 7 charges and you know he's been sentenced to 12 years in prison the judge has said these. his jail sentences are to
run can concurrently and the maximum of those sentences is 12 years in prison but he still has an appeals process to the court of appeal and even that after that has been exhausted the verdict is not in his favor he can still appeal to the highest court in the land that's the federal court so this is a process that could take years and obviously not jeb and his lawyers want to ensure that if the he can still take take advantage of the appeals process then he doesn't want to be spending those years where he's appealing his verdict behind bars there is a political ramification to this isn't there because there's party is also a key part or has formed a key part of the coalition government in malaysia and therefore one wonders how much responsibility all rather how much power and control. is going to be able to carry on. until such times as this sentencing does come in because as you say there was an expectation of a hope at least by his defense that he would be allowed to carry on his
parliamentary duties and so that decision was finally made. absolutely you know not trip is no longer the leader of the united malays national organization that's no that's the biggest block in the ruling alliance but he still has and he still enjoys very strong political support within the party and also outside of the party we saw how high ranking party officials including the president what court today to show their support for browser and this is a party that the current administration relies on to keep the really thin parliamentary majority now and. there isn't get a sense of how upset the party is about this decision whether or not it's going to put pressure on the ruling administration to go for snap elections but on the other hand some analysts say about this conviction on tuesday will provide a lot of credibility to the prime minister since administration and this is
important because in the last several weeks last several months we've seen people have expressed dismay and disappointment at how high profile corruption cases seem to have gone away there by the princess or the charges have been dropped and one of those cases involves not stepson and other cases involved a political ally of not your browser so some analysts say the prime minister may still be able to gain some sort of political mileage out of this conviction that's flowing slowly bring us up to date from kuala lumpur we're going to be of course keeping of course that situation outside the courtroom in kuala lumpur and we will be talking to florence in the event that there's something to report there but for now florence thank you very much indeed. or china is suspending hong kong's extradition treaties with the u.k. canada and australia it's a reciprocal move after those 3 countries plus new zealand suspended their agreements with hong kong over the new security law there beijing says it reserves
the right for further reaction in response to new zealand's decision let's speak to stephen vines he's a china affairs analyst and he's author of hong kong china's new colony we appreciate your time sir thank you very much indeed in political terms in a sense what does this mean in terms of reducing or removing this extradition agreement. well this is very important i mean 1st of all this is say ssion of extradition agreements is is is rare secondly it goes to the very heart of hong kong as an international business center traditionally hong kong has been regarded as the place you go to to sign a contract if you want to do business in china because it's universally recognized as a place where the rule of law prevails where there is a form of law that is recognisable in the international community now what american sorry what's australia or canada or the united kingdom or more recently new zealand
have done and he said we don't have confidence in your justice system any longer and we are suspending our extradition agreements china has now responded and said your response you're removing your side of the extradition agreement we're going to suspend all cooperation criminal matters with these other countries and they're still in the talus there's a number of other countries in europe the united states who are also at the moment tropically contemplating ending their extradition agreements for growth as with so many things to do with hong kong and china and the rest of the world it does seem that hong kong is essentially suffering for us the real animosity if you like is between china and all the other players in the west why is it that for every action that appears to be taken by the west against china or vice versa it almost seems to be hong kong itself that suffering. well i think that much of
what you say i think the point is this whole culture has had over a year of protests in favor of greater democracy in protest against the growing intervention of the chinese our current hits in hong kong that was promised autonomy so hong kong became part of the story perhaps more parts of the story because of the increasingly bad relations that china now has with other countries around the world particularly the united states but in the case of hong cull the recent imposition of the national security law by the chinese without consulting either the local authorities and how congress legislature or indeed any but it seems to have sent to the rest of the world you know we used to be dealing with whole culture as a rather distinctive part of china and now we're saying i wonder whether that is so
it's called really as distinctive as we had been led to believe and in front of congress just another chinese city well it gets the same treatment as the rest of china. really interesting to get your insight on this stephen vines we appreciate it thank you very much indeed. lebanon's reimposing lockdown measures for 4 days from saturday after a surge in corona virus infections and deaths at least 132 new cases and 8 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours places of worship one clubs sports events and popular markets to clones a lockdown coincides with a muslim fast and hard. spain's prime minister and pedal sanchez is pushing the u.k. to reconsider its decision to impose a 2 week quarantine on anyone travelling from his country infections are rising fast in some places like barcelona but resorts like bennett on the eastern coast of
spain a report of far fewer cases sanchez says this means there can be exemptions. the spanish tourism association says the u.k. quarantine could cost the sector $11700000000.00 in lost revenue model hurdle is in barcelona with the latest on the economic fallout these decision has a huge impact in the tourism sector that represents a 12 percent of the spanish economy the situation is quite critical we see here in barcelona where we are right now the beaches are we empty bars there are no queues to to to visit like the the cathedral in the middle of the of the city no cute at all the words we were talking to the people at the cathedral saying that an ordinary day you would reduce 3660 people 60 visitors a year the same dates we are they will have $1000.00 so the situation is quite critical we know that the government is negotiation and pushing very hard especially to brand the idea that spain is
a save the estimation that we've got the corner of ours under control that these are only isolated branches or as isolated clusters that are completely under control as we heard last night from prime minister presented in this television interview he insisted that spain is a safe destination and this comes up why. do you k. join this 150 countries that have imposed limitations under strict travelers coming to our country although government is aligned in this in this in this sense and saying that this being here is safer than being for example in the queue in the u.k. young france. united states 1st large scale covert 19 vaccine study has begun the stage 3 clinical trials so one of the final hurdles before the government approval can be granted i think will cost or reports from maryland. if the u.s. is to have a viable coronavirus vaccine by early next year it's volunteers like melissa
harding who will help make that happen everyone in my family is medical my husband of the police officers though we're all on the front lines than can be easily affected by it so doing our part to eradicate it is very important to me she's among 30000 participants to test shots created by the u.s. government and the private company mcgurn or other vaccine candidates will be tested in coming months we've been sitting on the sidelines passively attempting to wear a mask and social distance and not go out when it's not necessary this is the 1st step of becoming active against this the covert death toll in the us is greater than 100 in 47000 more than 4200000 americans have been infected that now includes robert o'bryant national security advisor the white house says o'brien has mild symptoms and did not expose the president on july 10th the 2 were
together in florida the state that's now the u.s. epicenter with more than 10000 infections a day. 14 members of the marlins have tested positive throwing the u.s. professional baseball season into disarray meanwhile unemployed americans have stopped receiving federal checks of $600.00 a week a republican plan in congress would resume those checks but slashed the payment by 2 thirds democrats say they won't agree and a partisan battle is expected how does your castro al-jazeera maryland. still ahead an al-jazeera accusations of cease fire violations just hours after it came into effect within ukrainian soldiers in progress or separatists. and the opposition in mali rejects another attempt by regional leaders to solve the political crisis there.
hello there still no less it from the seasonal rains across much of the northeast of asia in particular japan is the big get some very heavy downpours in the last few hours as more rain on the way throughout wednesday can see here a loss of blue across much of the country and also southern sections of the korean peninsula seeing some heavier downpours later in the day the rains are back across into central and southern as a china not quite as heavy as they have been but of course by thursday they begin to increase again particular dish on dong and again extending across towards the could in principle but we have got one or 2 showers remaining across much of central home she then had across into south asian i have cool surveys have been particularly heavy across areas in the north bangladesh has really been impacted but also we've seen some heavy downpours across into southern pakistan so we've got flood waters here that people are doing their best of course to deal with as we go through wednesday should be dry a slightly down into crouch you can see where the rains the heavy again across
areas to the north and again through much and pull on into puton fairly widespread throughout much of bangladesh really very widespread throughout much of india and very heavy again across the west and gas down towards carola and then through thursday we have got a slight break across those central areas heavy rains again through carola across into tel nodded and again the rains continue in the north but not quite as heavy as you have seen maybe a shower in new denny. as a weapon of war leaves the very deepest scars. scars so roar that the victims men and women can barely talk about it. they are the only witnesses who can help bring about justice al-jazeera follows human rights campaigners in libya investigating since the 2011 revolution. libya unspeakable crime on al-jazeera.
you're going to see a reminder of our top stories this hour malaysia's former prime minister najib razak has been sentenced to 12 years in jail after he was convicted of corruption and the verdict was delivered in the 1st trial linked to the one n.d.b. state investment fund scandal during his time in power. china suspending hong kong extradition treaties with the u.k. canada and the strain it's after those 3 countries suspended their extradition agreements because of the new security laws imposed on hong kong. germany is warning citizens against charging to parts of spain that have high numbers of
coronavirus cases where the spanish prime minister urged the u.k. to reconsider its decision to impose a 2 week or 19 known anyone traveling from his country. around a 3rd of bangladesh has been affected by flooding that's left 2000000 people needing help and many of those displaced are living in temporary shelters while others are being forced to take on refuge on highways at least 100 people have died so far tom their charter reports from south are. is desperate to save whatever few possessions she is left with before the flooding she used to live with a family of 6 in this modest hot. now she's not sure where our family and livestock will find shelter. with facing many problems there's no work here the authorities are supposed to distribute relief here but we have yet to receive any we're not even sure what to feed our life stuck under these conditions we may have to take
shelter by a bridge nearby for now. the nation's largest river delta system many big rivers which originate in the himalayas flow to india into the bay of bengal making the country highly vulnerable to flooding. following the recent torrential rain many areas on the outskirts of the dhaka are also under water such as here in cyber but the flood forecasting center says there is no chance of the floodwaters moving farther inland towards dhaka for now unicef say is more than 2000000 people including around a 1000000 children have been impacted and a half a 1000000 families displaced due to floods don joyride lost his home in korea graham not in bangladesh he's now living with his family in a temporary shelter many people came and visited the area even local government people but so far we have not received any assistance it's been almost 2 months
since this area flooded health officials say it thousands of people in the flood affected areas have fallen victim to water borne diseases the government says it's prepared to deal with the situation where the money for them and the prime minister has instructed us to take a long term strategy to deal with the flood situation we are prepared and have adequate relief materials cash and food including special provisions for children dry foods and even hot cooked meals we had a cabinet meeting and decided way to distribute everything but despite the assurances the government has yet to assess the full impact of the flooding it's a challenging time for people like cocaine or whoever made a raging coronavirus pandemic now also face the struggle to rebuild their life. i'll just sirrah bangladesh. the opposition in mali has rejected a mediation plan but the regional bloc ecowas some called for the president to step down the move comes a day after president. appointed a 6 person cabinet to form
a unity government it was responding to an appeal from west african leaders who also called for new elections following a disputed vote political tension has been rising in mali and recent weeks with protesters demanding painters resignation they accuse him of corruption mismanaging the economy and failing to contain groups has more from dakar in neighboring senegal. it's really a game of ping pong in the ball is on the opposition side and they're expected to announce more demonstrations and protests movement they're really unhappy with the cost of mediation from the get go they were unhappy because in the statement that was just released earlier on they mentioned again that the ecowas seems to think that this is an electoral crisis it's not it's a crisis of governance it's a crisis of trust in the political leadership of mali and those that have signed this this communique will close allies to present
a brain boogaard. i'm thinking about leaving the 5 movement he was a minister under under the minister of trade and then the minister of economy several members of the demonstration movement were close allies and they see in him . that he needs to go there needs to be a change in leadership in order for things to move forward in this statement they mentioned that they were happy they didn't believe that the government were going to take the steps mentioned by the echo us as in that the 31 members of parliament that were recently elected in contested elections that they would resign as asked by the echo us recommendation they don't trust that president. would. nominate judges in the constitutional court that would be fair and that would give them a voice ukraine's military is accusing russian backed separatists of violating the
cease fire has come into effect in the east monday's truce is backed by leaders in both moscow and kiev there's a sense of cautious optimism among some. among others plan to go to has more. alert and standing ready ukrainian soldiers in these trenches a few hansei 15 here before 1st a cease fire and then accusations of violations for the hostilities and more mistrust that's done little to end the 6 year conflict between ukrainian troops and russian backed separatists. unfortunately today at 20 and 45 local time the enemy opened fire from small arms and heavy machine guns on the 36 marine brigades unit no casualties among ukrainian troops have been reported our units have not returned fire monday's truce aloha scan donbass regions was described as a full and comprehensive one backed by both russia's president vladimir putin and
ukrainian leader a lot of the solecki the representatives of the breakaway region the self-proclaimed donetsk people's republic have denied firing the 1st short for the people living here at the polls and fighting has been a welcome despite but after 20 previous attempts at a lasting cease fire it's difficult not to be cynical or never to hurt their own unique in that it was quiet today it's unbelievable it's the 1st day when they did not fire before that once they started to fire they kept firing we will work it out of peace is reached but i don't believe in it and no one believes that there will be peace maybe this time it will last for 3 or 4 days out side ukraine's presidential office and care for this anger against lenski since last year's election victory selenski has made ending the conflict in the east a priority but for protesters here monday's truce has come with a sense of betrayal. and they're going thanks to the clumsy leadership of president zelinsky and his team the result is that the army got an order for capitulation we
paid a huge price and so we as civil society members cannot allow this 40000 people have died in the conflict since russia's annexation of the crimea peninsula and. 2014 to this day 2000000 people have done by and crimea remain displaced more than 3000000 on both sides of the frontline need 8 to survive. but i cried so much and i suffered so much i would like peace to come but whether it will come only those on top can say ukraine's government says if the truce holds it would lead to the implementation of other aspects of the 2015 peace to you brokered by france and germany for now this cautious optimism for a real cease fire priyanka gupta 0. the governor dean pandemic has exposed more inequalities in the world cities and towns how people live in the mind the services they can access and a u.n.
report argues no is the time to reset the status quo and says almost all known infections are in cities and some urban economies are serving the residents better than others a quarter of the world's organ population for example lives in slums many don't have running water and basic sanitation both are needed to effectively stop transmission of the virus less than half of the people on earth have access to open public spaces near their homes they've been sanderson's an expert on urban development from the university of new south wales he says it's the people in poorer communities who need more help. the report says it well the u.n. says it well the code it is unfair it's those are the poorest in society there might be a bus load about that maybe the one it will in particular the 1000000000 people living in low income settlements or slums of southeast asia south southeast asia and africa or latin america places where people struggle where there's density where there's lack of access the issue is access to health care or jobs or things
like that so the real challenge is to take that seriously the his that will happen the problem is the previous so-called natural crises of that's a little change around the world most cities have been engines of growth for centuries so cities are where the wealth gets created the issue is tapping into that but if you're going for me what do you need to do you need to work today city tonight i'm seeing this gap happening between people who can work from home and many people are quite liking that but 1st people are more vulnerable the issue is you can't do that you have to go to work you have to be on public transport you have to be in a dense market so less than civil societies take that seriously if you like and actually institute reforms that make a difference for those most vulnerable in society tragically the prognosis is the next issue will be the same thing. the disruption of education in nigeria edges of the pandemic is raising concern for the future of millions of children schools were
shot 4 months ago and while final year secondary students will return next week to prepare for exams many children don't know when they'll be back in the classroom i wanted to support from. covered 19 as empty classrooms in nigeria for school so the resources learning never stops much of it in private schools. this student said given the necessary commitment to study for a whole. they're able to logon view the classes and then they also have the ability to view the lesson material in the online classroom and videos that they can watch. on their own and then also we have a learning path that goes home once a week and so they're able to get fresh material we actually see some children are
thriving in this environment children that had difficulty paying attention in class are really excited by the fact that they can see their teacher one on one but it's a different story for the majority of students who go to government run schools this school has been under lock and key for the past 4 months and is the same story elsewhere in nigeria underfunded and usually overcrowded most public schools have been unable to provide teaching for the students during the pandemic. for now the government's plan to provide teaching radio on t.v. isn't working for most because of poor internet access and power cuts and alyse the disruption to education will have serious repercussions for the future of students on the country. that was illegal. or. just now set up. for.
law. as could be $1000.00 cases rice government officials are putting in place safety requirement before schools can reopen private schools are more likely to meet those safety requirements as all public school students the option for many is either to stay at home or on the streets how many trees. which are. this is i'd say were these are the top stories malaysia's former prime minister najib razak has been sentenced to 12 years in jail after he was convicted of corruption the verdict was delivered in the 1st trial linked to the one m. d. blue state investment fund scandal during his time in power and he was found guilty of all 7 charges and fined close to $15000000.00 u.s.
dollars plans louie has more. what we know is also that the defense lawyers off for s. day of execution off that sentence so they're arguing that shouldn't go to prison immediately that he should be allowed to stay outside of prison be able to carry out his duties as a member of parliament on tell his appeal at the court of appeal has been hurt and this is a process that could take months years even and we don't yet know whether this at this argument by not at the defense lawyers is going to be successful whether the judge is going to grant a stay of execution of the sentence or not but we do know that the prosecution has argued that granting a stay of such as wanting a stay is really the exception rather than the general rule china suspending hong kong as extradition treaties with the u.k. canada and australia it's up to those 3 countries suspended their extradition agreements because of the new security law imposed on the home called germany's
warning citizens against traveling to parts of spain that have high numbers of coronavirus cases the spanish prime minister urged the u.k. to reconsider its decision to impose or to require them to know anyone traveling from his country. president donald trump says a u.s. made corona virus vaccine has now entered the final trials before it can be approved trump says it could be ready for widespread use by the end of the year. lebanon is really imposing lockdown measures for 4 days from saturday after a surgeon killed all the virus infections and deaths at least 132 new cases have been reported in the past day. and those in the news headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story goodbye.
honoring a champion of civil rights activism mourners in the u.s. pay tribute to john lewis but will his body is laid to rest how will his legacy shape the black lives matter movement this is inside story. of that welcome to the program i'm norah a lifetime civil rights leader in the u.s. who inspired the passage of the 1965 voting rights.