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Now CNA’s Source Says Najib Will Only Serve Half Of His 12-Year Prison Sentence

Now CNA’s Source Says Najib Will Only Serve Half Of His 12-Year Prison Sentence

Channel News Asia’s sources claimed Najib’s RM210 million fine would be reduced too.

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Malaysians were shocked by Utusan Online’s story yesterday when they cited sources saying jailed former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was granted pardon and freed.

The sudden announcement drew varied responses from the public and newsrooms were puzzled why they hadn’t heard any indication of such big news. Utusan based their story on an unnamed source and retracted the story a few hours later.

READ MORE: Utusan Retracts Najib Being Pardoned Article, Apologises

The sources are at it again!

Today, Channel News Asia (CNA), headquartered in Singapore, joins the “source” bandwagon on the Najib drama.

While Utusan’s source said Najib was free, CNA’s source claimed he would only face half of his 12-year prison sentence due to a partial royal pardon.

His RM210 million fine would also allegedly be reduced to an unspecified amount, based on CNA’s three separate and anonymous sources.

This decision allegedly came from the Pardons Board following a meeting on Monday (29 January).

What’s more comical was that Najib’s lead counsel Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was also in the dark like the rest of the nation.

He claimed he wasn’t informed of this “good news” by the Pardons Board. Who are the CNA sources exactly?

Am I free or not? Do I go or do I stay? Image: TRP File

How long has Najib been in prison?

Najib had only served two years of his prison sentence since he was charged with misappropriating RM42 million of SRC International funds.

He was found guilty on all seven charges, ranging from abuse of power, criminal breach of trust, and money laundering.

Najib is still undergoing trial for the other charges concerning the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

In the recent update on the case, Najib, through his lawyers, asked for the removal of Netflix’s documentary on him and the 1MDB saga titled Man on the Run. Najib was interviewed for a segment in the documentary film.

READ MORE: Man Behind Bars Wants Man On The Run Removed From Netflix

So, what is true? Only time and maybe the sources will tell.

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