Najib never asked Umno members to attack unity govt, says eldest son at party assembly

  • Nation
  • Friday, 09 Jun 2023

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has never asked Umno members to attack the unity government, says his eldest son, Datuk Mohamad Nizar (pic).

Denying such claims, Nizar said in fact, his father demanded for party members to remain loyal to the party and the presidential institution.

“There are certain parties who claim that my father is angry with the government.

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“They claim that he has directed us to attack the administration and also to throw support to Perikatan Nasional.

“This is certainly not true. He has never asked for Umno members to turn their back on the government,” he said.

Nizar, who is Peramu Jaya assemblyman and an exco member of the Pahang state government, said this in a video message, which was aired during the general assembly on Friday (June 9).

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, during his policy speech, touched on the fate of the jailed former prime minister.

“Umno wants justice for Najib,” he said.

After the video was aired, several delegates stood up, calling for justice for Najib.

Nizar, who was in the hall, stood up to say: “Datuk Seri, please release my father.”

An emotional Ahmad Zahid then turned to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who was present as guest of honour and said: “PM, see for yourself. This is authentic.”

He said the Umno supreme council had made a stand to seek justice for Najib.

“For Datin Seri Rosmah (Mansor) and family, please be patient and strong.

“May Allah answer our prayers and that he returns to the family and also to us,” he added.

In July 2020, Najib was convicted and sentenced for charges involving criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and abuse of position involving SRC funds, totalling RM42mil.

He was sentenced to a RM210mil fine and 12 years’ jail, which he is currently serving.

In April, the Umno supreme council unanimously agreed to seek an audience with the King to present a memorandum, urging for Najib to be pardoned.

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