The Supreme Council of Umno is dissatisfied with the Court of Appeal’s judgment on Najib


The judgment of the Court of Appeal in Kuala Lumpur to maintain former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s conviction for misappropriating RM42 million (S$13.6 million) from SRC International has been met with “disappointment” by the Umno Supreme Council.
In a statement on Thursday (Dec 9), Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan said the party hoped Najib’s appeal at the Federal Court would be treated fairly. Many people believed there were political motives when numerous persons were dragged up to court following the 14th general election in 2018. Following a meeting headed by Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Wednesday night, Datuk Seri Ahmad stated this was one of the decisions of the supreme council.
“During the meeting, the supreme council made many choices. One of them was to express dissatisfaction with Najib’s appeal decision. According to the statement, “Umno believes that the judicial system must always maintain the greatest values of justice.”
After being found guilty of seven charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering, and abuse of position, the High Court sentenced Najib to a total of 12 years in prison and a total punishment of RM210 million on July 28, 2020.
Najib’s appeal was denied on Wednesday, and his conviction and sentence in the embezzlement of RM42 million from SRC, a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad, were sustained. Najib has filed an appeal to the Federal Court after losing his case in the appellate court.


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