Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is serving a 12 year jail term for the role that he played in the 1MDB scandal, has sued the Malaysian government, the prisons department and the Minister of Home Affairs after his request to attend the Dewan Rakyat (Malaysian Parliament) was rejected.
Najib filed an application at 1pm on 5 October for leave to initiate a judicial review of the decision of the Prisons Department to turn down his request to attend the Dewan Rakyat.
He claims in his lawsuit that he had been adversely affected by not being allowed access to parliament, his political officers and aides and his constituents in Pekan.
The convicted and shamed former politician is seeking an order to overturn the decision of the Commissioner General of Prisons to reject his request to access his officers and aides for parliamentary, constituent and legislative work.
Najib is claiming that he has a constitutional obligation to discharge his duties effectively as an MP, and that the rejection is a denial of the well-being of the Pekan constituency.