Pardons can’t be given arbitrarily, says Selangor ruler

(FMT) – Royal pardons cannot be granted arbitrarily and must follow legal procedures that have been set, says Selangor’s Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

In a statement, Sultan Sharafuddin said the process of granting pardons must follow procedures provided for under the Federal Constitution and other laws.

The sultan said he has been paying close attention to recent “developments” involving the justice system, and urged Malaysians to always respect the rule of law and the judiciary’s independence.