Jail division could permit Najeeb to affix Diwan Rakyat: Speaker

Azhar Haroon, president of the Diwan Rakyat, says that generally, each MP has the appropriate to come back and participate in its proceedings in Parliament. (printed photograph)

Kuala Lumpur: Najib Razak, who’s serving a 12-year jail time period within the SRC Worldwide case, could attend the Diwan Rakyat proceedings with the permission of the Prisons Division.

Azhar informed the Diwan Rakyat that he doesn’t have the authority to determine whether or not Najeeb (BN-Pekan) can come to attend the proceedings of the Parliament.

“It’s not in my jurisdiction as he isn’t in my custody. The jail division has taken him into its custody, so it’s as much as the jail division to launch him from its custody,” he stated.

“Primarily based on my understanding, if the jail division (briefly) releases him from custody, they’ll repair the circumstances for him. Then once more, it would not belong to me.”

He stated that generally each MP has the appropriate to come back and participate within the proceedings of the Parliament.

He was responding to Hanipa Maidan (PH-Sepang) who requested if Najeeb may very well be delivered to the Diwan Rakyat in handcuffs for the MPs to see.

Final month, Azhar confirmed that Najeeb stays as Pekan’s MP as he filed a petition looking for a royal pardon for his sentence within the SRC case.

Najeeb had filed the petition on September 2, inside 14 days of the Federal Court docket confirming his conviction within the case.

Azhar stated the enforcement of Najeeb’s disqualification as an MP would begin solely when his petition is dismissed.

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