Malaysia court docket dismisses jailed ex-PM Najib’s bid to serve sentence underneath space arrest

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court docket disregarded jailed former high minister Najib Razak’s criminal bid to procure a record that he mentioned would permit him to serve his closing jail sentence underneath space arrest, his attorney mentioned on Wednesday (Jul 3).

In a judicial overview utility filed on Apr 1, Najib mentioned an “addendum order” issued by way of the previous king had accompanied a pardons board’s resolution in February to halve his 12-year prison sentence for graft within the multibillion-dollar 1Malaysia Construction Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

Najib had searched for the court docket to compel the federal government to answer or ascertain the lifestyles of the royal order, which he mentioned would entitle him to serve the rest of his time period underneath space arrest, and to execute the order if it existed. 

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