Najib says money collected for his bail given in sincerity, without instructions

11-Jul-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday thanked his supporters for contributing to the fund which enabled him to post bail pending his criminal breach of trust and power abuse trial. Najib, who was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor during the bailing process, said he felt touched by all those who contributed to the fund. “I am very touched by the contributions from Umno members and everyone else. It is also a sign of Umno members and ordinary citizens showing their love for a leader. “It means a lot to me as the contributions were given by with sincerity… there were no instructions,” he said when addressing supporters and members of the press. Earlier, the former prime minister and Rosmah arrived at the Jalan Duta Court Complex about 11.45am in a white Vellfire and were greeted by 50 of his supporters. Cries of “Bebas Najib” (Free Najib) from his supporters were also heard. The couple then entered the registrar’s office for Najib to sign the necessary documents after two of his children Nooryana Najwa and Noorashman paid the remaining RM500,000 bail. The former Umno president spent about three minutes in the office and left after completing the documentation. Earlier in the morning, the organisers of the donation campaign to raise money for Najib’s bail said they had achieved their target of collecting RM500,000. Pemantau Malaysia Baru (PMB) president Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, however, said the group would continue the donation drive to collect another RM2.4 million for Najib’s legal fees and other costs. However, Najib’s lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee denied he was charging the embattled former prime minister that amount to fight the case. “Not true” he said when contacted via WhatsApp. On July 4, the Pekan member of Parliament claimed trial at the High Court to three counts of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of power in relation to transactions involving SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former 1MDB subsidiary. The High Court had then set RM1 million as bail and Najib was allowed to settle it in two instalments. The first RM500,000 was paid on July 4 itself and he was ordered to settle the balance by today.


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