[UPDATED] Najib pardoned? 

KUALA LUMPUR: The Pardons Board is said to have granted former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak a pardon.

Malay Daily Utusan Malaysia, quoting sources, said the pardon was granted yesterday.

The New Straits Times has reached out to the board for confirmation of the matter.

Utusan Malaysia had at 2.11pm today published an article on its site retracting its report. Utusan also issued an apology for the article.

Earlier today, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Federal Territories) Dr Zaliha Mustafa said the Pardons Board would be issuing a statement on Najib's application for a royal pardon.

She, however, did not furnish further details on the matter.

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Earlier news reports suggested that the meeting, which was supposed to be held yesterday, was to be the last official meeting for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah before his reign ends today.

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