Court of Appeal Judge Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil said he agreed with the high court on the conviction and sentencing.
“We dismiss the appeal on all seven charges and affirm the conviction on all seven charges,” el juez dijo.
Najib has been free on bail pending the appeal, and Judge Abdul Karim agreed to his request to be released on bail again and stayed the sentence.
Najib’s lawyer, Shafee Abdullah, told the court the former PM would appeal the verdict at the Federal Court, Malaysia’s top tribunal.
Deputy prosecutor V. Sithambaram told reporters after the verdict that Najib’s appeal process at the top court could take up to nine months.
Wearing a black suit, Najib showed no emotion as the judgment was read out and was seen taking notes occasionally during the hearing.
United States and Malaysian authorities say $ 4.5 billion was believed to have been stolen from 1MDB, and that more than $ 1 billion made its way into Najib’s personal accounts.
Najib faces a total of 42 criminal charges and five trials, including the SRC case.
He remains influential within his party, which was voted out three years earlier amid widespread corruption allegations.
He has also been eyeing a political comeback, telling Reuters in September he has not ruled out seeking reelection to Parliament, a move that would require his conviction to be overturned.