Chants of ‘Bossku’ as ex-PM returns to prison


PUTRAJAYA: Chants of “Bebas Bossku” and “Hidup Bossku” were heard as over 100 people gathered to show support for Datuk Seri Najib Razak outside the Palace of Justice here.

The former prime minister was brought to the court for the decision on his leave application for the Federal Court to review his SRC International case. He lost in a majority 4-1 decision.

As Najib was sent back to the Kajang Prison in a silver tinted Proton vehicle around noon, his supporters could not hold back from their impassioned chants.

Decrying the decision, the supporters – some came from the senior politician’s former constituency and bastion of Pekan in Pahang – felt that the ruling was cruel.

Final goodbye: Rosmah seen arriving at Palace of Justice in Putrajaya. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The StarFinal goodbye: Rosmah seen arriving at Palace of Justice in Putrajaya. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star

One supporter, Radiah Rashid, 64, said Najib was the best prime minister, and that he understood the people’s plight.

“Look what is happening now, the ministers have failed to solve the people’s problems,” she said, as she fought back tears.

Najib’s family members were also present.

Clad in an emerald green baju kurung and matching tudung, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor left in a car with her daughter Nooryana Najwa Najib at 12.15pm after the court decision was handed down.

The vehicle stopped briefly as Rosmah waved and spoke to some supporters while Nooryana, who looked visibly upset, was seated next to her.

Najib’s son Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin declined to comment when approached at the court complex. He and another brother, Datuk Mohd Nizar, left separately.

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