Former Malaysia king halves Najib’s jail term to 6 years: report

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, escorted by prison officers, poses for photographers as the jailed politician leaves court after court proceedings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 19, 2024. (Reuters photo)

Former (*6*) Prime Minister Najib Razak, escorted by jail officers, poses for photographers because the jailed politician leaves courtroom after courtroom proceedings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 19, 2024. (Reuters photograph)

Former (*6*) Prime Minister Najib Razak’s jail sentence has been shortened to six years from 12 years in a call by a board headed by former King Abdullah Ahmad Shah, in accordance to a Channel News Asia report.

The resolution consists of decreasing his 210 million ringgit ($44 million) positive to an unspecified quantity, the CNA reported, citing unnamed sources together with senior authorities officers. The shorter jail term means Najib, who has been in jail since August 2022, is anticipated to full his sentence in August 2028, the report mentioned, including that he might be out on parole for good behaviour. in August 2026.

Najib, 70, is presently serving his sentence after being convicted in 2022 of three counts of legal breach of belief and one rely of abuse of energy in relation to the nation’s funding fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. The United Malays National Organization that Najib as soon as led is a key ally of Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s authorities. UMNO is now led by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Anwar’s deputy prime minister.

Najib was accused of transferring 42 million ringgit ($8.9 million) from 1MDB subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd to his private account between 2014 and 2015. He stays on trial for quite a few different legal prices associated to the troubled wealth fund.

In the (*6*) monarchy, Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar assumed the throne on Wednesday.

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