No discussion on Najib’s pardon bid by Pardons Board

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A source has revealed that there has been no discussion by the Pardons Board on former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application for a royal pardon.


The source, which only spoke on condition of anonymity to local news portal Free Malaysia Today (FMT), denied news reports that the Pardons Board, which is chaired by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, would discuss Najib’s application for a Royal pardon today.

The former Pekan member of parliament (MP) was incarcerated last year after the Federal Court upheld his conviction in the SRC International case.

Najib was convicted in July 2020 on charges of abuse of power, money laundering and criminal breach of trust over SRC funds amounting to RM42 million. He was sentenced to 12 years’ jail and fined RM210 million.

After the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal in Dec 2021, he started serving his prison term on Aug 23, last year after the Federal Court’s decision in upholding the original conviction and sentence.

Then on March 31, a five-member Federal Court bench reached a majority decision and dismissed Najib’s bid for a review of his conviction and sentence. – NST