Life in the slammer may never be the same again

It appears that Najib Razak has been given the option to wear a suit to attend his 1MDB trial at the High Court instead of the usual prison garb. The wearing of handcuffs can be done away with, too, when one is the former prime minister. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 6, 2022.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

IT appears that the notion of incarceration for convicted criminals has been turned on its head ever since Najib Razak joined their ranks in Kajang prison on August 23.

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  • Prison life should remain very much as it has been. Otherwise it will lose its deterrent value. It will also diminish the intended degree of punishment society has demanded the convict undergo for his crimes.

    Enough of this nonsense and antics from this convict. The press and media should just ignore him and let him serve his prison time in peace and away from the limelight.

    Posted 3 months ago by Super Duper