Najib’s verdict is believed to have restored the judicial system and the public hoped the other institution in the country can be reclaimed as well
by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic BERNAMA
THE majority of Malaysians and the general public are in awe of the verdicts of former Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak’s final appeal today and applauded the decision made by the court.
Najib’s verdict is believed to have restored the judicial system and the public hoped the other institution in the country can be reclaimed as well.
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Rakyat also thanked and cheered Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat (picture) and a five-member bench of the Federal Court for the upheld jurisdiction.
It is understood that Tengku Maimun described this case as a straightforward case of power abuse, criminal breach of trust and money laundering.
“We find that there is nothing complex in these appeals,” she said as cited during the court hearing.
A public found in the court compound today wished to be known as Chong said: “We can’t discuss the decision made by the court, if not we are questioning the judge, hence, we must just accept this is a simple decision.
“This will change the overall scenario in the country, the political and economic and we are looking forward to what will happen for our country in near time and pray the best for the country,” Chong said in response to the result.
“This incident has definitely changed the day for Malaysians,” he said.
Meanwhile, confronted with the decision today, the supporters appear to be disappointed while expressing their dissatisfaction and some began to cry.
Dozens of supporters gather outside of the court still hopeful for the overturned result of the trial today and believing the court decision was unfair.
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Hoping to catch Najib’s glimpse, some supporters outside the court showed grievance when slapped with the ramifications set to begin on Najib.
“I am deeply saddened and disappointed with the result and for me, he is still the best PM for us and it is said that he was betrayed,” said Shamsabariah one of the supporters.
“We believe he is innocent and this is the decision by the court and no one can against it and nothing we can do,” she said while crying in remorse.
Najib is due to serve 12 years after losing his final appeal and is set to begin his imprisonment immediately.