Former premier, Najib Razak, is appealing his 2020 conviction for corruption, abuse of power and money laundering. When he dismissed his long-time lawyer, and appointed a new one, they requested a postponement of the appeal trial which was turned down. The judges said they were unwilling to make the court wait just because of a last-minute change in lawyers. The new lawyer then refused to make the opening statement at the trial, as a protest over the short time he had to prepare, effectively leaving Mr. Najib unrepresented. It is unclear what the outcome will be. Pray that the judges will have wisdom and refuse to take part in legal games. Pray that justice will be the outcome. Pray for a new beginning for Malaysian politics, that does not include corruption (The Bible, Galatians 6:8).
Turkey is coming forward to support Libya’s territorial integrity. The joint efforts to establish calm in Libya have paved the way for stability and the political process in the country. All sides must refrain from taking steps that would endanger stability in this critical period. Both will strive for Libya’s stability, prosperity, and peace. Enhancing interparliamentary cooperation could contribute to further boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. Turkey will support the newly formed government to go for presidential and parliamentary elections. Pray for the leaders to ensure that all channels of dialogue are kept open for peace and stability in the country. Pray for the Libyans to have the opportunity to hear the gospel for living a new life of hope and meaning (The Bible, Acts 5:20).