In conjunction with his upcoming 64th birthday, a royal pardon was given by HRH Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah to two prisoners.
The two prisoners, whose respective jail terms were to end May 18, 2022 and June 24, 2023, were also commanded by Sultan Nazrin to be released tomorrow (November 6).
According to the secretary of Perak State Pardons Board, Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim, who’s also the state secretary, the decision was made during a board meeting held on Tuesday (November 3), chaired by Sultan Nazrin himself.
“12 pardon appeals were presented for his consideration, after reviewing reports from the Malaysian Prison Department, as well as opinions from the Attorney General of Malaysia and members of the Pardons Board,” he explained in a media statement released today (November 5).
“Sultan Nazrin was satisfied that both prisoners have repented and changed for the better,” Ahmad Suaidi added.
Sultan Nazrin advised that sentenced punishments are intended to be lessons for the public to respect the law.
“Pardon or lessening of punishment meted by the court will only be considered if a prisoner has shown repent, realisation and regret over committed offence.
“Apart from that, one must seek forgiveness and be on good behaviour while in prison, besides showing the initiative to turn over a new leaf,” Ahmad Suaidi highlighted.