Late hearing may lead to extra night in custody, says Najib's daughter


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's daughter is worried that her father's court proceeding is scheduled for 3pm tomorrow (Sept 20) because it would probably mean that the former prime miniter will have to spend an extra night in detention.

"They are fixing the hearing for 3pm. When bail is granted, the court registry and banks would be closed," Nooryana Najwa (pic) told Malaysiakini.

"So we will not be able to post bail. This is very obvious.

"Therefore, he might have to spend an extra night in detention until bail is posted," Nooryana Najwa told Malaysiakini.

The Star reported Najib has been arrested in connection with the RM2.6bil which he had previously claimed was a "donation" from a Saudi prince.

In a statement, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) said the arrest was made at 4.13pm at its headquarters in Putrajaya on Wednesday (Sept 19).

The MACC said that the former prime minister will be detained overnight and brought to court to face several charges under Section 23 (1) of the MACC Act at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

He is expected to be charged at 3pm on Thursday (Sept 20). 

In an Instagram posting, Nooryana, who is currently in Boston, USA, recounted how she had been informed by her brother Ashman of their father's arrest.

She posted a long quote by former US President Theodore Roosevelt, which goes:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again...

"Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming... who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

 

 

 
 
 
 
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Daddy, before I slept, I sent you this picture of me and Adam wishing you all the best for your MACC appointment at 3pm (Malaysian time). You didn’t read or reply my message and then at 5am, Ashman called to say that they have arrested and detained you, again. It pains me that I am on the other side of the world and not there with you..but you always insisted that giving up Harvard was always out of the question, no matter how difficult the circumstances. So as I sit in bed at 6am here in Boston, unable to go back back to sleep, thinking about your safety and how Mummy, Ashman and everyone else is coping back home, I came across a quote that I sent to you over the weekend (you got to read this one) and it’s already making me feel a little better... "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat" Theodore Roosevelt Praying for you and the rule of law in our country, Daddy... #pray4dsnr @najib_razak

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