Should the Yang di Pertuan Agong be involved in a controversy that claims that the five-judge Federal Court has not done justice?

The Dewan Rakat Speaker, Azhar Azizan Harun, has announced that Najib Razak has filed his pardon petition and will continue to be MP for Pekan until Parliament is dissolved.

Najib’s pardon petition is different from all pardon petitions.

Najib and the UMNO leadership want a pardon because they claim that the Judiciary was wrong to put Najib in jail, an implication that the five judges in the Federal Court had failed the cause of justice in not allowing a postponement of the hearing.

Do we want to involve the Yang di Pertuan Agong in such a controversy, which had been generated by Najib and the UMNO leadership to save Najib from political oblivion in disregard of the 1MDB scandal which had earned for Malaysia the infamy of a kleptocracy?

Has Najib expressed any regret, remorse or contrition for the 1MDB scandal and for other acts of corruption when he was Prime Minister of Malaysia?

Najib has four other corruption trials. Is he going to be pardoned every time he is convicted?

Najib’s son, Mohd Nizar has said that Najib will rise above all challenges as Mandela did.

Is there some understanding that Najib will be pardoned?

Had Mandela ever been charged in South Africa with not just corruption, but a “kleptocracy at its worst” financial scandal in the world?

Can “Malu Apa BOSSku” supporters enlighten?

Lim Kit Siang MP for Iskandar Puteri