Malaysian ex-PM Najib’s jail term halved to six years

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s pardons board said on Friday it had halved the jail term for former Prime Minister Najib Razak, currently in prison for corruption, to six years.
Najib was sentenced in 2022 to 12 years in jail for offenses linked to the misuse of public money in the multibillion-dollar 1MDB financial scandal.
“After considering opinions and advice … the pardon board has decided to grant a 50 percent reduction for the sentence and fine imposed on Najib Razak,” it said in a statement.

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