Birthday Surprise for Najib at Parliament

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Rosmah’s public show of affection on her husband’s 65th birthday.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak who marked his birthday today probably did not expect to get a cake in Parliament.

But not only did the Pekan MP receive a cake with a picture of his face on it, he was fed it by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor in an unexpected public gesture of affection.

Miera Zulyana

The former prime minister was given a slate grey, three-tier vanilla cake, which featured a caricature of him, as well as the words “Thank You Sir Dato’ Sri Najib Razak” written on the cake.

Hari Anggara

The small but tall cake was lit with not candles, but two sparklers, and several people at the Parliament lobby sang him the birthday song in English as well as “Allah Selamatkan Kamu” in Malay.

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Najib was also gifted with a commemorative video of his tenure as prime minister and his contribution to the nation, as well as to Umno and Barisan Nasional.

“That message touched my heart. It was an acknowledgement of everything the previous government has done, especially the national transformation programme, which has brought a lot of change to Malaysia, especially on economic and social development.

“I hope the new government will fight for Malaysia’s future and they do good by the rakyat, instead of simply blaming the previous government for everything,” he said.

Najib added that Barisan had done its best for the people and that Pakatan Harapan must now focus on fulfilling all their promises and administer the country well.

“The rakyat will still claim all the sweet-sounding promises made to them, and the new government must deliver those promises,” he said.

A number of Opposition MPs were present at the impromptu birthday do, including Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Earlier report: Jul 22, Najib Remembers MH17 as He Turns 65 on Jul 23