The Pardons Board has reduced Najib Razak's 12-year jail sentence to six years and sharply cut his fine, leading to public outrage and questions about the rule of law in Malaysia.
Why it matters
The reduction of Najib Razak's sentence has sparked public anger and raised concerns about the rule of law and the fight against corruption in Malaysia.
What the papers say
The Independent reports that the reduction in Najib Razak's sentence has triggered outrage in Malaysia, while the New York Times highlights that the decision is likely to reignite questions about the rule of law in the country.
How we got here
The reduction of Najib Razak's sentence comes after weeks of speculation about a potential pardon by the King, and it has led to public anger and concerns about the rule of law in Malaysia.
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