Najib keeps mum on viral ‘marriage’ photo

432
- Advertisement - [resads_adspot id="2"]

Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak declined to comment over the issue of an alleged “wedding” photo of him with a woman that went viral two days ago.

The BN advisory board chairperson made this response when approached by the media as he was leaving the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex today.

Najib, who was also a former finance minister, was present in court together with the sovereign wealth fund’s ex-CEO, Arul Kanda Kandasamu, for the 1MDB audit tampering trial.

He did not answer the queries by the media about the photo as he was about to enter a car to leave the courts complex.

Yesterday, Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal “congratulated” Najib’s “wedding” in a comment to Najib’s Facebook post on a visit by Singaporean foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

“Selamat pengantin baru Dato Seri!” wrote Wan Fayhsal.

At the time of writing, Wan Fayhsal’s post had received 383 reactions and 197 replies.

Wan Fayhsal’s comment came amidst the widespread circulation of a photograph depicting Najib posing with a woman, arms linked, at a party with others.

This has led to speculation online that Najib has a new family.

Wan Fayhsal’s comment received mostly brickbats from other netizens, with many reminding him of his previous faux pas, such as offering “support letters” as part of his campaign to be elected the Bersatu Youth chief and suggesting that the government “print money” to solve economic woes.

Najib married Tengku Puteri Zainah Tengku Eskandar in 1976. At the time Najib was 23 years old.

Together, they had three children – Mohd Nizar, Mohd Nazifuddin and Puteri Norlisa.

Najib divorced Zainah in 1987 and married Rosmah Mansor. Together, they had two children – Mohd Norashman and Nooryana Najwa.

Allegations concerning Najib’s love life have surfaced from time to time.

He has repeatedly denied ties with Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu. In 2020, a woman had publicly denied marrying Najib. – Malaysiakini