Najib is applying for royal pardon, saying he did not receive a fair trial

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is serving a 12 years term in prison, is reportedly applying for a royal pardon, saying he did not receive a fair trial.

His lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah said, the team is preparing for the royal pardon application, citing the dissenting judgment by Federal Court judge Justice Datuk Abdul Rahman Sebli who said did not receive a fair trial where he was not heard by the Federal Court.

The pardon application is expected to be submitted to Yang di-Pertuan Agong next week.

Muhammad Shafee said their pardon request was “exactly what Justice Abdul Rahman said in his judgment”.

“This is not the pardon that is normally the case,” he said at a press conference at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex here today.

This move came after the Federal Court delivered a 4-1 majority decision in dismissing Najib’s bid for leave to review his conviction and sentence in the RM42mil SRC International Sdn Bhd case.

In his dissenting view, Justice Abdul Rahman said Najib was not represented and the Federal Court was wrong when it refused to allow Hisyam to discharge himself.


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