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Najib to be sent back to Kajang Prison upon getting medical clearance

The Prisons Department said Najib will be sent back to the Kajang Prison as soon as the HRC and HKL officials give him medical clearance. (Photo by Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Yusuf/The Edge)

The Prisons Department said Najib will be sent back to the Kajang Prison as soon as the HRC and HKL officials give him medical clearance. (Photo by Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Yusuf/The Edge)

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will be sent back to Kajang Prison to carry out his imprisonment as soon as the Cheras Rehabilitation Centre (HRC) or Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) specialists have medically cleared him.

In a statement on Wednesday (Sept 21), the Prisons Department said that on Sept 12, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ordered for Najib to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

It said by virtue of Section 37 of the Prisons Act as well as the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Mandela Rules), it had sent Najib to HKL for specialist treatment.

It said HKL then on Sept 19 referred the ex-premier to HRC for treatment and observation.

The department said Najib will be sent back to Kajang Prison as soon as the HRC and HKL officials give him medical clearance.

It added that as the authority exercising responsibilities under the Prisons Act, the department is also mandated to ensure the optimal health of prison inmates, and ensure the availability of healthcare and medicines prescribed by government medical officers.

Najib is currently serving his 12 years jail, after being convicted on all seven charges in his SRC International Sdn Bhd case. He was also given a RM210 million fine.