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FORMER M’SIA PM NAJIB IN JAIL FOR LESS THAN 2 WEEKS, SENT TO HOSPITAL FOR “CHECK UP”

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was previously sentenced to 12 year imprisonment at the Kajang Prison.

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However, after serving less than 2 weeks of his sentence, he was subsequently admitted to the hospital on 4 September.

He is reportedly in “stable condition” and going through “treatments”, but his officials stopped short of revealing what ailments the former PM is facing.

They only revealed that Najib had “some pain”.

Malaysian news media also reported that the Kajang Prison where Najib was imprisoned at, doesn’t have the medical facilities for Najib’s “medical needs”.

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Recap

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, failed in his final appeal before the Federal Court and was sent to prison with immediate effect on 23 August.

He will be serving a 12-year jail sentence for a slew of offences, including corruption; as well as being fined RM210 million.

Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat ruled that Najib had failed to show that the findings of the lower court were erroneous and needed the apex court to intervene.

The decisions of the High Court and the Court of Appeal were then upheld.

President of UMNO Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, as well as Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor, were present at the hearing when he received his verdict.

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Najib was convicted on three counts of criminal breach of trust, three counts of money laundering, and 1 count of using his power for illegal activities.

This was in relation to Najib misappropriating RM42 million of funds that belonged to SRC Internation, which was a subsidiary of 1MDB.

He was earlier sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for his offences back in July 2020, but he filed multiple appeals against his earlier convictions, before his judgment yesterday.

This makes Najib the first former prime minister of Malaysia to be sentenced to prison.

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