COMMENT | It is now confirmed that former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak’s custodial sentence has been commuted. Even his fine has also been reduced. The news seems to confirm the earlier report by Channel News Asia.
It is not only the decision to commute Najib’s sentence that is perplexing, the fact his application for pardon was speedily and hurriedly decided by the Pardons Board was also mind-boggling. Apparently, the hearing of his application was fast-tracked.
Yes, justice delayed is justice denied. But one must not be oblivious to another popular maxim which reads “justice hurried is justice buried”.