Malaysians: Return of Najib’s passport a mockery to the legal system

by | Oct 19, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Malaysians claim that the Malaysian legal system has been mocked after Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had his application for the return of his passport approved by the Court of Appeal on Monday, October 18.

Datuk Seri Kamaludin Md Said among the three-man Court of Appeal had unanimously permitted Najib to have his passport back to fly to Singapore to be with his daughter.

The daughter is expected to be in labour during November and has a history of labour complications.

However, Malaysians are not pleased with the permission granted as Najib is a convicted criminal and the law is portraying a double standard.

Jenny Jee Eng said it is a joke that criminals are given special privileges because of their high-ranking positions.

“Does this set the standard that any criminal can get their passport back for travel?” she questioned.

Kenneth Teh believes everyone should be treated the same in the court of law.

He said, “How is this a reasonable request? He owes billion in taxes and is not even blacklisted to exit the country.”

He added that it is unjust to have laws for the rich and separately for the poor.

“They can steal billions and stash it in overseas accounts without any justice being served to them,” he said.

On October 15, Najb’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor had her passport also returned for the same reason.

Rosmah is currently under trial over three charges of soliciting bribes on three different events, totaling RM 194 million.