Amid sobs, well-known actress and director Ellie Suriati Omar said Najib had taken care of the welfare of the Malays and Islam during his tenure as prime minister, calling him the best prime minister Malaysia has seen and if possible, “we want him to become prime minister again”.
Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor has urged her supporters not to shed tears over Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s ongoing corruption trial.
“Don’t ever cry. I don’t want anybody to cry,” she said in a video posted by Channel News Asia.
Rosmah was addressing her supporters who gathered outside the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Wednesday (July 4), who turned up to support to the former prime minister.
Among those spotted in the video was former deputy works minister Datuk Rosnah Shirlin.
Rosmah was at the court complex clad in a beige baju kurung with floral print, waiting for her children Nooryana Najwa and Norashman Najib.
She was seen briefly in the afternoon, several hours after court proceedings had begun.
On Wednesday (July 4), 64-year-old Najib was charged with misusing his position as a government official to receive an RM42 million bribe as inducement to provide a sovereign guarantee on behalf of the Malaysian Government for a loan of RM4 billion from a government pension fund to SRC International Sdn Bhd.
He was also charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) in his former capacity as prime minister, finance minister and advisor emeritus of SRC International, in which he was entrusted with the RM4 billion.
Najib pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
The trial will take place from Feb 18 to 28 next year. – The Star