MALAYSIA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak, former Prime Minister of Malaysia marked a year of imprisonment at Kajang Prison by sharing a poem on his Facebook account on Wednesday (23 Aug).
In his poetic verses, he portrayed his emotions and daily routine during his period of imprisonment, illustrating the gradual flow of days as daylight shifted into the night.
Simultaneously, he yearned for the resilience to sustain his patience and endure his circumstances.
The poem came in the form of a four-stanza composition, detailing Najib’s emotions and actions throughout the past year of his incarceration.
The poem recalled how 365 days had passed, highlighting the solitude he experienced with Allah being his sole companion.
“When daytime finally turns into night, I would read the Koran in the silent and tranquil at night,” he wrote.
Before sharing the poem, he also uploaded a poster on his Facebook, with the caption stating “It’s been a year (since he had been) in prison.”
On 23 August last year, Najib Razak was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted of embezzling funds from a state investment fund.
Najib is currently serving a 12-year jail term and has been fined RM210 million after being found guilty of abuse of power, criminal breach of trust, and money laundering in the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.
Malaysian had waited for 4 years after Najib was first charged in 2018 to the date the Federal Court finally rejected his final appeals on 23 August 2022.
Following the verdict, he was transported to Kajang Prison, located on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Netizens express sympathy
The post has received over 84,000 reactions, 7,400 comments, and 1,500 shares as of the current viewing.
Numerous online users expressed their sympathy in the comments, displaying their compassion for Najib and encouraging him to remain resilient.
“To “Bossku,” I am sure many are waiting for your release. I hope you will continue to stay strong,” one user commented.
Similarly, many others also hoped that God would ease his challenges and affairs in life.
“May you always be patient and have your affairs eased,” a netizen said.
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