Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Najib fined RM210m, & 72-year jail term to be served concurrently

MM Online:

Najib fined RM210m, slapped with 72-year jail term to be served concurrently over power abuse and six other charges

Datuk Seri Najib Razak is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex July 28, 2020. ― Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri 

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been sentenced to imprisonment and a fine by the High Court today after he was found guilty of abuse of power and misappropriating RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd.

High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, in handing down the punishment, said he had taken into consideration all of the mitigation arguments submitted by the defence and the prosecution, including public interest and that of the accused.

“In my judgment, the appropriate and proportionate sentence to the convictions is as follows:

“For the charge under Section 23 of the MACC Act, a jail term of 12 years and a minimum fine under the law which is five times of the gratification amount of RM210 million.

“For the criminal breach of trust, a jail term of 10 years each (charge).

“For the AMLA offence, a jail term of 10 years each (charge),” he said in delivering his judgement.

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But this does not mean that Najib will have to serve a total of 72 years in jail, as Mohd Nazlan said the jail sentences will run concurrently, or at the same time.

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Should Najib fail to pay the fine, Mohd Nazlan also imposed an additional five years imprisonment in default.

Earlier today, the former prime minister was convicted and found guilty on all seven charges of misappropriating RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd by the High Court.

The conviction could also mean an end to Najib’s political career in Malaysia, as it jeopardises his chances of participating in the next election and his disqualification as an elected representative.

The SRC International trial is one of five criminal trials that involved him.


  1. not fair, so many thief in umno y only najib go to jail for curi?moreover unlike the rest, he curi for the sake of muslim in a no one can understand complicated case, r the judge really grasp whats happening? again i cry from my heart this is not fair at all, i will stage a protest at pavilion this saturday while doing my shopping.

  2. The icing on the cake would be jail while appeal is in progress. Then let's see if hotshot lawyer will drag and waste time giving excuse like "my dog bit me" and "my cousin getting married".....ha ha ha...

  3. We all owe trailblazers like Ho Kay Tat, The Edge, Rewcastle Brown, Xavier Justo etc apologies, it was their brave investigative work, daring testimonies and even jail-time that exposed the 1MDB/SRC scandal. The Judge today had correctly thrown out the Saudi Royal Family Donation defence out the window. Jibby and the Hotshot lawyer will be brave to use that defence again in the 1MDB trial. It is notable that NOT A SINGLE witness from Saudi Arabia was produced to defend Jibby, because that Donation was a lie.

  4. Not fair... so many big Crooks, including Mahathir, arguably an even bigger Crook, walking around free.

  5. Jibby's status now is not "accused" but CONVICT....ha ha ha...

    High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, in allowing the stay application, however, said Najib’s status as an accused has changed to a convict.

  6. No fair???

    Politically correct bleeding hearts, this is the FIRST domino. Just wait for the cascading show lah!

    The underneath tremblings have started.

    Nothing can stop the falling of the dominos even if moo cow stages an acquittal for pinklips later on in the Fed Court!

  7. Somewhere, somehow , Altantuya is playing with the scales of justice, and smiling.