Almost 300 of Najib Abdul Razak’s staunch supporters gathered in front of Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a memorandum requesting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to grant a royal pardon to the former prime minister.
The submission of the memorandum today was organised by the Pertubuhan Jalinan Perpaduan Negara Malaysia.
“We have submitted a ‘referendum’ to Istana Negara with two things that we are demanding.
“We want a Royal Pardon to be given to Najib and we want Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki to meet the King and present the evidence that there was a conflict of interest in regards to Judge Datuk Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali,” said the group’s leader Syed Muhammad Imran Syed Abdul Aziz to reporters.
Syed Muhammad Imran and a few other members of the group were allowed to enter the Palace compound to submit the memorandum.
Other protesters gathered outside the Palace gates, causing slight congestion in the area, while a large police presence stood by and kept a close watch.
The group dispersed after the press conference was over.