KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak hopes that the legal process will be a truly fair one in accordance with the rule of law.
“This is the best opportunity for me to clear my name after being slandered and accused in such a serious manner.
“As you all know, I am officially charged today. This is something I already expected because if that is what the new Government wants, then this is the price I have to pay.
“After 42 years of serving the people, saya redalah (I accept it),” Najib told a press conference before leaving the court complex yesterday.
He appeared calm and even smiled at media practitioners before and after the press conference.
He thanked the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and security personnel for treating him well and respecting him as the former prime minister.
“I am amazed that my supporters came to give me moral support, as I did not organise any movements. They came of their own free will,” he said.
Asked if he was confident of being given a fair trial, he said: “Oooo, no no no (not wanting to answer the question). Mr hotshot lawyer will answer you” and pointed at his lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.