Petitions to grant Najib royal pardon distributed by Pekan Umno, says division leader

PETALING JAYA: Petitions for a royal pardon towards former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak have been distributed in Pekan, says Zamri Ramly.

The Pekan Umno deputy division chief said he hoped that at least 100,000 of the constituency’s residents would sign the petition.

“I hope that all leaders in the constituency will give their best commitment to sign the petition that will be presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

“All Pekan residents should also sign the petition distributed through applications such as WhatsApp to show their support for Najib,” he said at a solidarity event for Najib in Pekan on Sunday (Sept 4).

On Aug 27, Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the party would mobilise its members to throw their full support behind the royal pardon petition for Najib,

Ahmad Zahid also urged all party members to pen special messages for Najib as a sign of support and to thank him for his contributions.

"We must be ready, to give support to the royal pardon petition which can be made at any given time.

"We will let the wisdom of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong look into it and implement it soon," said Zahid at the special party briefing on Aug 27.

Previously, a group of Najib’s supporters had also gathered outside Istana Negara here to ask the King to grant the former prime minister a pardon.

The group, comprising a few hundred people, also demanded other leaders join them in making the call.

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