Former PM Najib makes MACC’s list of corruption offenders after the SRC conviction

PETALING JAYA – Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has listed former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on their online database of corruption offenders convicted in the country, after the high-court conviction in relation to the misappropriation of RM42 million from 1MDB’s subsidiary SRC International Sdn Bhd.

Currently, there are 632 corruption offenders encoded on the MACC website, including those who filed for an appeal on their conviction.

Najib currently sits on top of the list and on the first page of the agency’s Corrupt offender’s database. He is listed as a “government employee”

He is also list as having no conviction in the past and currently on “pending appeal” as his case is being appealed.

The MACC website states that the database’s aim is to prevent the public from committing corruption as the list will be made public for three years from the date it was published.

According to MACC, the online database will also serve as a tool to let the public and organizations be informed and to carry out due diligence before hiring and promoting an employee.

There 10 corruption offenders who have been convicted since January 2020.

In July this year, the High Court former prime minister Najib on all seven charges on an offense involving criminal breach of trust, power abuse, and money laundering in relation to the SRC International’s RM42 million fund.

Najib was sentenced to a 12-year jail term with a fine of RM210 million and an additional 5 years if the fine has not been paid. Since the court said that the imprisonment teems are served concurrently, he will only be serving a maximum of 12 years.

His appeal and prosecution’s appeal have yet to reveal the hearing date as of the moment.

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