Despite jailing, Speaker announces Najib still Pekan MP

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak remains Pekan MP even as he serves time at Kajang Prison after being found guilty of stealing RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Azhar Azizan Harun said the disgraced former prime minister’s status remains unchanged as Najib has formally filed for a pardon on September 2, well within the 14-day time frame allowed following his conviction.

“The Honorable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak as Member of Parliament Pekan is currently unchanged and will only be finalised when the appeal petition was [sic] settled,” he said in a statement this afternoon.