KUALA LUMPUR: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak prison’s sentence has been reduced from 12 to six years and fine reduced from RM210 million to RM50 million.
In a statement today, the Secretariat of the Federal Territories Pardons Board (FTPB) and Putrajaya, Legal Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Department said, with the reduction of period of prison’s sentence, Najib will be released on Aug. 23, 2028.
However, the statement added, if the fine is not paid, the prison period will be extended to one year with the date of Najib’s release scheduled on 23rd Aug. 2029.
“In the 61st Pardon Board of Federal Territorries of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya (FTPB) Meeting held on 29th January 2024, five pardon papers including the application from Datuk Seri Najib Razak had been considered by the Pardons Board chaired by His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agung Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
“After taking into consideration the opinion and advice of the 61st FTPB Meeting, it was agreed that the former Pekan Member of Parliament will be given less than 50 percent from the period of prison’s sentence and fine that should be paid,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, on 28th July 2020, High Court Judge (now Judge of Court of Appeal) Datuk Mohd. Nazlan Mohd. Ghazali had found Najib guilty on seven criminal breach of trust charges, abuse of power and money laundering fund amounting to RM42 million owned by SRC International Sdn. Bhd.
Following that, Mohd. Nazlan had sentenced Najib to 12 years imprisonment and fine RM210 million and the decision had been retained by the Court of Appeal on 8th December 2021 and a panel of five Federal Court Judges chaired by the Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat on 23rd Aud.2022. –Malaysia World News