Former Malaysian Prime Minister’s prison sentence reduced by half – Global news


The jail term for former Malaysian premier Najib Razak, who is currently in prison for corruption, has been reduced by the pardons board to six years, down from the original 12-year sentence. The board, chaired by former king Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and including the attorney general, made the decision to grant a 50 per cent reduction in the sentence and fine imposed on Najib Razak. The board did not provide any further reasons for the decision, but stated that Najib would be released in 2028 and his fine reduced to 50 million ringgits ($10.6m).


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