Former Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, who is currently incarcerated, has petitioned the UNWGAD (United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention) for his release or a new trial in the SRC International case.
Najib’s attorney, Shafee Abdullah, insisted during a press conference that the former Pekan MP’s Federal Court appeal had “severe faults” and violated the “principles of international justice.”
After the Supreme Court upheld Najib’s judgement and sentencing in the SRC case, he began serving his 12-year prison sentence in August. According to Shafee, the UNWGAD’s inaugural meeting will commence soon.
“I am unsure of how quickly they will decide on the petition,” he remarked, adding that the defence team might send Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim a copy of the petition, who he claimed was a big supporter of the UNWGAD.
He added, “As a courtesy, a…