Following the recent shocking revelations shared on social media by Rosmah Mansor’s daughter and son-in-law, the couple deny harbouring ill feelings towards the former first lady and say they only wanted her to accept them as family.
Datuk Fazley Yaakob says he had always prayed for his mother-in-law, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, to accept him and his wife Datin Azrene Soraya Abdal Aziz as family.
He said he and his wife, who is estranged from Rosmah, had never harboured ill feelings towards her and had always regarded her as their biological mother.
“My wife and I have never kept any hatred because as daughter and son-in-law, she is still my mother (in-law) and my wife’s biological mother,” he told mStar Online.
“Throughout our 11 years of marriage, we have always prayed for Rosmah to open her heart to our family,” Fazley said.
Azrene is Rosmah’s daughter from her previous marriage to Abdul Aziz Nong Chik, before she got married to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Azrene with her father Abdul Aziz Nong Chik.
Soon after Barisan National’s shock defeat in last week’s general election, Azrene took to social media to expose the turmoil she and her husband faced from Rosmah.
Fazley, 40, claims that the revelation was to fulfil his late father Datuk Yaakob Mohammad’s final will, not as a means to shame any party.
“In my late father’s will, he requested me to tell the truth about me, my wife and him at the right time.
“I think this is a good time to share my family’s story,” Fazley said.
Yaakob passed away at the KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital due to lung complications on Feb 8, 2016.
Several days ago, Fazley shared an old picture of him and Rosmah on Instagram, accompanied by a detailed post.
He explained in the post that Rosmah was the one who introduced him to Azrene, but when things got serious and he asked Rosmah for her daughter’s hand in marriage, she rejected him.
“Then she asked her witch doctors if we were good for each other.”
“Her witch doctor said, ‘The boy is good for the girl and vice versa, but your power won’t work on them, his family has too many religious members of the family. For every son she has as a result of this union, your power will decrease’,” wrote the celebrity chef.
He concluded the Instagram post by saying Azrene still very much loves her mother but sadly, it was one-sided.
He also shared Azrene’s post:
“Bismillahirahmanirahim. Today marks the end of an era of tyranny that many have prayed for. I grew up looking up to these two individuals, loving them, respecting them. There was a time when i would have walked through the fires of hell and back for them. As i grew older, i saw the selfishness and greed of one above all else.
I experienced firsthand emotional, physical and mental abuse at the hands of the one on the left. I witnessed firsthand the same abuse she caused onto the one on the right. I witnessed many trespasses, deals and handshakes these two made for the benefit of power and to fuel their appetite for greed. I witnessed the side deals made behind the back of the one on the right.
The amount of money in briefcases exchanging hands and being spent like water not for the benefit of the rakyat but to be spent like water on jewels, bribery of officials and used in the pursuit of gaining more power. Shamans, witch doctors, aesthetic doctors and the like walking the pathways of my home for one reason or another but mostly to bring to heel and gain dominion over their peers and over their family members, even to cause harm on those who were audacious enough to cross them.
The numerous offshore accounts opened to launder money out of the country for their personal spending. The steel safes full of jewels, precious stones and cash amassed. Being made a cash mule or even crystal shoes mule carrying these quietly into and out of the country was no fun either, let me tell you. The countless attempts to sell me into marriage to the highest bidder or even persons with the highest position that will be able to help them gain political and social advantage.
The greed, avarice and pride that grew with each step that was gained closer to the top position. Nothing could stop their reign of terror and yet i stayed out of loyalty and duty. When this terror was then focused on me and became too unbearable a burden to carry, i decided to leave. Thus began my self imposed exile from this unfortunate family.
When I married the man of my choosing after exhausting all ways of trying to convince them to release me from my bond, my new family unit was harassed and exposed to countless cruel, intolerable, degrading treatment at the hands of one Rosmah Mansor and her collaborators. Unchecked, she engaged different government machinery, civil servants, media and members of Parliament to harass the family. Too many other creative methods were used to terrorise us and shut all ways of providing for the family and our children.
Throughout all of this and despite numerous attempts to seek help from the Prime Minister it was all to no avail. In fact, he covered his wife’s tracks instead. The one person who could have helped, refused to do so and turned a blind eye and a deaf ear. Too scared of his bed partner to exercise any semblance of mercy.
Just as he was too scared to stand up for the rights of the people when he realised something malignant had creeped into 1MDB but instead this family resorted to committing this disgustingly treasonous act of stealing from their people billions of dollars which they proceeded to use not just as their personal coffers to the detriment of the people but to bribe, extort, silence, maim, and kill.
The day I left home, I left you a warning. That one who has been elected into office has powers only at the will of the people. They are there to serve the people, not the other way round. There will come a reckoning when the people will punish you for your trespasses on them. There will come a day when God will punish you for your trespasses the very people you swore to protect.”
Fazley also thanked Rosmah on Mother’s Day on Instagram with the message, “No matter what has happened, the bond between a mother and child can never be broken.”
Fazley married Azrene in 2007 and the couple has four children: Ahmad Fariedz Shah, nine; Ahmad Fieradz Shah, eight; Ahmad Firudz Shah, six; and Alayna Selma who is now seven months old.