‘No special treatment in prison for ex-PM Najib’


Compiled by TEH ATHIRA YUSOF, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN

NO SPECIAL treatment has been accorded to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in prison, says former Selangor mentri besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

Dr Khir told Sinar Harian that there was no special treatment for any leaders at the prison.

He said this based on his own experience, having served a six-month prison sentence at Kajang Prison.

“It is the same. Even the food we were served is the same as that of the other prisoners,” he was quoted as saying.

Najib is in jail after being found guilty of abuse of power, criminal breach of trust, and money laundering in relation to RM42mil that had been syphoned from SRC International, a former 1MDB subsidiary.

On Feb 2, the Pardons Board decided to commute Najib’s jail term from 12 years to six.

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.

On Thursday, preacher Wan Ji Wan Hussin claimed that Najib was receiving special treatment compared to other prisoners.

Wan Ji, who recently served a nine-month jail term for sedition at the same prison, told Malaysiakini that Najib wore regular clothes instead of the standard prisoner outfits.

He also claimed Najib is placed in a “special block” within the prison premises.

> A bungalow in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, belonging to Nur Sajat will be auctioned off for RM4.68mil on May 13, the social media personality has confirmed to Harian Metro.

The 39-year-old transgender woman reportedly wanted to auction off her house after deciding to stay in Australia.

“I am currently residing here (Australia) and not there (Malaysia), so I wanted to auction it off.

“Am I sad? Whatever for? I am living abroad and happy here,” Nur Sajat was quoted as saying.

“I am staying, and there is no point for me thinking about returning to Malaysia.

“When I was there (Malaysia), I was told to leave, and when I left, I was told to return. Why?

“Let me live happily here. You can live in Malaysia if you are a man or a woman. People like me would not be happy to live there,” Nur Sajat added.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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