Najib files bid to serve prison sentence under house arrest

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Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is serving a six-year prison sentence, has filed a judicial review application to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

He claimed that there was an addendum order by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the Royal Pardon granted to him on Jan 29, which allowed him to serve his sentence under house arrest.

The application was filed through law firm Messrs Shafee & Co on April 1.

Bernama

Najib named the Home Minister, the Commissioner-General of Prisons, the Attorney General, the Federal Territories Pardons Board, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform), director-general of legal affairs at the Prime Minister’s Department and the Government as the first to seventh respondents.

The Federal Territories Pardons Board had halved the former prime minister’s 12-year jail sentence over the SRC International corruption case to six years and reduced the RM210mil fine to RM50mil.

Najib, 70, has been serving jail time in Kajang Prison since Aug 23, 2022 for misappropriation of funds in the RM42mil SRC International case.

Following the reduction of his sentence, he will be freed from prison on Aug 23, 2028.

He also faces multiple other charges for power abuse and money-laundering involving 1MDB funds. – The Star