Riza’s case unique as Malaysia does not practise plea bargaining, says Dr Mahathir

The Malaysian Insight

Riza Aziz is accused of laundering US$248 million in funds linked to 1MDB but was had his charges dropped by agreeing to return only US$107 million. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 21, 2020.

MALAYSIA has never accepted the practice of plea bargaining with criminal suspects, said former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his latest tirade against the government’s deal with Riza Aziz.

“Plea bargaining is practised in the United States of America. Even then it is about information which will give bigger gains to the government,” Dr Mahathir said in his latest blog post chedet.cc.

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