Nooryana Najib: What does my baby's duit raya have to do with 1MDB?

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 5 Jul 2018

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's daughter Nooryana Najwa (pic) has claimed that her personal bank account was frozen after she posted bail for her father.

She wrote on a closed Facebook group 'Malaysians for Civil Liberty' on Thursday (July 5), saying that her bank informed her that they received instructions to freeze not only her bank account, but also her son's account.

"Immediately after I posted bail for my dad yesterday with funds collected from friends and relatives, my bank said they had instructions to freeze my personal account which I use to pay for my own school fees," she wrote.

She added that her son's bank account had RM100, which was from his first duit raya.

“Is the government so vindictive that they want to eliminate our entire family?" she questioned.

Nooryana Najwa - AFP

“What does my baby’s duit Raya have to do with 1MDB? Is this the new Malaysia people we were praying for?” she added.

The Facebook group 'Malaysians for Civil Liberty' was formed in mid-June with the main objective "to ensure that Najib would be treated fairly, objectively and without any prejudice."

"Hopefully in the future, we can progress to become a group that promotes human rights and civil liberties in Malaysia irrespective of political affiliation," it said in its description.

Najib on Wednesday (July 3) claimed trial to three counts of criminal breach of trust and another charge of abuse of power involving RM42 million linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd, a former subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The High Court set a bail amount of RM1 million and allowed him to pay the first half of RM500,000 on Wednesday, with the balance to be settled by next Monday.

His children, Norashman and Najwa, posted the bail.

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