Official statement on ex-Malaysian PM Najib’s pardon expected this week: Minister

PUTRAJAYA: An official statement regarding former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s partial royal pardon is expected to be released this week, said the minister in the prime minister’s department in charge of federal territories Zaliha Mustafa on Thursday (Feb 1).

“We await the statement (from the pardons board) … this week, we hope,” Dr Zaliha, who sits on the pardons board, said at an event.

At a press conference on Wednesday, communications minister Fahmi Fadzil said that the issue of Najib’s pardon was discussed in a Cabinet meeting, but also added: “Let’s not jump the gun. Let us wait for an official statement to be made and follow that due process.”

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