Former Malaysia PM Najib may seek re-election to parliament despite conviction

Former Malaysia PM Najib may seek re-election to parliament despite conviction

19/9/2021 8:43:00 AM

Former Malaysia PM Najib may seek re-election to parliament despite conviction

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election to parliament within the next two years, he told Reuters in an interview, undeterred by a corruption conviction that would block him from running. Najib\u0027s graft-tainted party, the United Malays National Organisa

.He is still a member of parliament but the Constitution bars him from contesting elections unless he gets a pardon or a reprieve from the country's monarch.But speaking to Reuters on Saturday (Sep 18), Najib challenged his disqualification saying:"It is subject to interpretation."

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"It depends on interpretation in terms of the law, the Constitution and whatever happens in court proceedings," Najib said.Asked if he would contest the next elections due by 2023, he said:"Any politician who would want to play a role would want a seat in parliament."

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