UMNO says it respects the decision made by Agong on Najib’s pardon

UMNO acknowledged and respects the decision of the former Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah regarding the commuted prison sentence and fine for former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the SRC International Case.

“While we uphold the Federal Constitution, UMNO is affected and saddened by the decision,” it said in a statement.

“UMNO will continue its efforts to seek justice for the party’s former president (Najib) by the country’s laws, in line with the decision made at the recent UMNO general assembly to continue defending Najib.”

“While we support the Federal Constitution, UMNO is saddened by the decision. UMNO will continue its efforts to obtain a defence against the former party president by national law while adhering to the decision of the General Assembly UMNO wants Najib’s defence efforts to continue,” it added.

The statement also noted that UMNO would like to emphasise that the defence against Najib was made because he felt he did not get justice early in the trial process. – Feb 3, 2024

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