KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, who was imprisoned, is thinking about submitting a new petition for full pardon, according to his attorney on Wednesday ( Feb 7 ). This is less than one week after the special panel decided to reduce his sentence to half.
Najib had previously requested clemency after being found guilty in a case connected to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad , ( 1MDB) scandal and given the death penalty of 12 years in prison.
But last week, the pardons table, which is presided over by the king of Malaysia, decided to lighten his word.
Shafee Abdullah, Najib’s attorney, stated that a new plea was being taken into account because his customer had not been given an impartial trial. Najib has constantly refuted wrong.
The attorney also voiced concerns about the pardons procedure overseen by Al-Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, who abdicated his five-year throne on January 30 not long after imposing the word lowering for Najib.
Shafee remarked,” I do n’t believe the pardons board operated in accordance with how the constitution requires it to.”