'Thanks, but Najib should be fully pardoned', says Yana Najib

PETALING JAYA: We appreciate the reduction of sentences, but Datuk Seri Najib Razak should be fully pardoned and released, says Nooryana Najwa Najib.

Nooryana, who is Najib’s daughter, said that the family maintains their stand that Najib is innocent.

“While we appreciate the sentence reduction from 12 years to six years as decided by the Pardons Board following advice and views, we are disappointed that Najib did not receive full pardon and was released immediately.

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Nooryana posted the statement with hashtags that read #PulangkanNajib (Return Najib) and #DemiNajib (For Najib).

Although he did not name names, Najib’s former aide Isham Jalil asked if Umno would still believe that the government could help the party.

“They are liars, but there are still quarters who believed the government and hoped the government could help the party. Look at what has happened?” said the former Umno Supreme Council member.

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He asked if Umno would still want to support Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, DAP and Umno chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“Continue your support if you want to be lied to,” he added in the cryptic Facebook post.

Earlier, the Federal Territories Pardons Board said that the board has decided to commute convicted former prime minister Najib’s jail term from 12 years to six.

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According to a statement by the board, Najib will be released on Aug 23, 2028 and the fine has been reduced to RM50mil from RM210mil.

"However, if the fine is not paid, a year will be added to the jail term, and the release date will then be on Aug 23, 2029," the Pardons Board secretariat said on Friday (Feb 2).

Najib was serving a 12-year sentence after being found guilty of abuse of power, criminal breach of trust and money laundering in relation to RM42mil that had been siphoned from SRC International, a former 1MBD subsidiary, in 2022. He was also fined RM210mil.

The former prime minister is also currently on trial on charges of abuse of power that allegedly brought him financial benefit to the tune of RM2.28bil, believed to have been 1MDB funds.

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