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“Najib does not deserve a royal pardon!” By Kee Thuan Chye

Publish date: Wed, 31 Jan 2024, 02:31 PM

I’M totally against giving former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak a pardon. He has not expressed remorse since his conviction over the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.

He has not served enough time in jail yet to deserve a hearing for pardon. So far, only 17 months of his prescribed 12 years have passed. 
I’m also totally against commuting his sentence to a lighter one. What is the reason for giving him that privilege? Commuting his sentence would be showing utter disregard and disrespect for our judicial process.
It would also denigrate the judgement of the more than a dozen learned judges who had pronounced him guilty and found him deserving of 12 years’ jail.
Furthermore, much public money and effort has been spent on giving him three—nay, four—trials to endow him with a fair chance to defend himself. Is all that to be wasted with a pardon or a commutation?
As important, it must be asked: What message would giving him a pardon or a commutation send to Malaysians?
If you have connections and positions, can you get better treatment and consideration? Even though it has been proven that you stole millions from the people?
That you can be corrupt and still be exonerated? Where is the sense of justice and morality in that?
Do we Malaysians want that on our conscience? – Jan 31, 2023

Political critic and veteran journalist Kee Thuan Chye is also the author of Ask for No Bullshit, Get Some More! (sequel to No More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians).

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najib prison term should be Tambahhhhh!!!!!!!

2024-01-31 21:33


Najib old case halved but plenty more cases will add...the guy will die in jai

2024-01-31 21:57

sink or swim ..

Why the shock and surprise ?
This is already expected.
Now only to see what the pardons board had to explain.

2024-02-02 11:55


During Ah Jeep's rule, our Bursa reached its HIGHEST pt. As such, he gave tons of moni to the mkt players and the mkt stks' shareholders thru the Bursa's rise ?

2024-02-02 12:26


The delay in issuing a statement means that the process in making the pardon decision may be an issue.

2024-02-02 15:21


i don't agree with any royal pardon given to the biggest kleptocrat in the world. Makes a mockery of our whole judicial process.

2024-02-02 15:34


Najib pardoned or not previous Agong has decided why the delay in issuing statement by PM-X? PM-X does not agree and want to see Bursa reaction first?

2024-02-02 15:44


If let say Najib pardoned but PM-X disagree so how to settle?

2024-02-02 15:56


did we vote Pakatan to pardon Najib? so crazy.

2024-02-02 20:19

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