Prison Dept: Rumour Najib placed in house on prison grounds untrue

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The Prison Department has refuted rumours that former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak was not being held in a jail cell in serving his 12-year prison sentence for misappropriation of funds.

“This information is not true. Stop spreading it,” the department said in a curt one-liner on Facebook today.

The Facebook posting was attached with a WhatsApp message screenshot that said: “Najib isn’t in a cell. A good friend whose cousin is a senior prison officer at Kajang said Najib is given a house within the prison grounds. These houses are meant for senior prison officers.”

Previously, it was alleged that Najib’s name was not included in the Prisons Department’s system.


A day after Najib began his jail sentence, allegations surfaced that there were special prison cells for VIPs.

This came after a photo went viral, claiming the Pekan MP was occupying a VIP room equipped with various facilities in the Kajang prison.