Najib supporters' push for royal pardon draws opposition from civil society groups

The former prime minister was given a 12-year jail sentence and a $65 million fine. PHOTO: FOTOBERNAMA
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KUALA LUMPUR - Supporters of Malaysia's former premier Najib Razak have started a push to get the jailed Umno politician a royal pardon from the country's King, after 300 of them gathered at Malaysia's National Palace on Wednesday (Aug 24).

The move for a pardon came less than 24 hours after Najib's graft conviction was upheld by Malaysia's apex court on Tuesday.

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