In July, Najib was charged at the High Court here on three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and one charge under the MACC Act, in his capacity as prime minister, finance minister and adviser emeritus of SRC International, in which he was entrusted with the RM4 billion. Najib will face a new charge of money laundering over a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund, the anti-corruption agency said. Asked if he understood them, Najib - dressed in a dark blue suit and looking exhausted - said he did.
Najiib plead not guilty to the charges and has consistenly claimed no wrongdoing in relation to the 1MDB scandal.
All of the charges against him involve the transfer of 42 million ringgit ($13.86 million) into his bank accounts from SRC International, a former unit of the 1MDB fund that international investigators say was looted of billions by Mr Najib's associates. Each of those charges has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
Fines as much as five times the amount for each money-laundering charge can be imposed as well.
Najib, 65, has been consistent in saying he is not guilty of any of the charges brought against him.
"The four charges are predicate offences while the three new charges can be said to be subsidiary offences".
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He also plead not guilty to those charges. He was dressed in a grey suit and sat in the dock looking calm.
Lawsuits filed in USA courts by the Department of Justice allege that an estimated $4.5bn was misappropriated from 1MDB by high-level officials of the fund and their associates.
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad campaigned during the 14th General Elections in Malaysia in May on the basis of "catching Dato Seri Najib Razak" who was then accused of syphoning billions from the 1mdb.
1MDB, set up by Mr Najib in 2009, was meant to turn the capital, Kuala Lumpur, into a financial hub and boost the economy through strategic investments.
Lawsuits filed in United States courts by the DOJ allege that an estimated $4.5 billion was misappropriated from 1MDB by high-level officials of the fund and their associates. 1MDB is being investigated by at least six countries including Singapore, Switzerland and the US.