PETALING JAYA: The Pardons Board has not discussed former prime minister Najib Razak’s application for a royal pardon, according to a source in the know.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source denied reports claiming that the board, chaired by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, would discuss Najib’s application today.
Najib was jailed last year after the Federal Court upheld his conviction in the SRC International case.
The former Pekan MP was convicted in July 2020 on charges of abuse of power, money laundering and criminal breach of trust over SRC funds amounting to RM42 million. He was sentenced to 12 years’ jail and fined RM210 million.
After the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal in December 2021, he began serving his prison term on Aug 23, 2022 following the Federal Court’s decision to uphold the original conviction and sentence.
On March 31, a separate five-member Federal Court bench dismissed Najib’s bid to review his conviction and sentence in a majority decision.