Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak will appear in court on Monday to face the biggest of five trials linked to the scandal at the state-owned firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), according to his lawyer.

His lawyers have sought to delay the 1MDB trial to allow time for another trial, the SRC case, currently being heard in a High Court to be completed first.

“Yes he will,” his lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah told Al Jazeera when asked whether he will appear in court on Monday for the 1MDB trial and the first trial, commonly known as SRC International, a unit of 1MDB.

The SRC trial, which began in April, was adjourned on August 14 after Najib contracted an eye infection, halting the cross-examination of the

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