BARISAN Nasional (BN) respects the decision of the Pardons Board in accordance with Article 42 of the Federal Constitution with regards to Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s sentence reduction.
Its secretary-general, Zambry Abdul Kadir in a statement following the coalition’s supreme council meeting today said it also supports all actions to be taken in compliance with the rule of law as stipulated in the Federal Constitution following the Pardons Board decision on the partial pardon of Najib.
This echoed Umno’s statement on Feb 3 that it respected the absolute rights of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah over the Federal Territories Pardons Board’s decision in the case of Najib.
Najib was initially sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined RM210 million after being found guilty of abuse of power, breach of trust and money laundering involving RM42 million from SRC International, a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
Zambry said, the supreme council also extended heartfelt congratulations to His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia on his proclamation as the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
“The supreme council hopes that His Majesty’s reign would usher in a prosperous and thriving era for Malaysia.”
“The supreme council also acknowledged and expressed gratitude on the completion of the tenure of His Royal Highness Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” he said in a statement after the coalition meeting at Menara Dato Onn, yesterday.