Na­jib ap­peals to pub­lic to cover le­gal fees

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak has ap­pealed for pub­lic help to cover the le­gal costs his fam­ily has in­curred fight­ing nu­mer­ous charges filed against him and his wife.

In a post on his Face­book page yes­ter­day, the for­mer prime min­is­ter said his daugh­ter had also started her own ini­tia­tive with a non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion (NGO) named Ger­akan Belia Se­ja­gat to lessen their fi­nan­cial bur­den.

Na­jib said the NGO would also help ac­tivists and govern­ment crit­ics who faced “pres­sure” from the au­thor­i­ties.

He said one ac­tivist had been slapped with a le­gal suit from Syabas for crit­i­cis­ing the Se­lan­gor govern­ment over the wa­ter sup­ply is­sue.

“Truly, my fam­ily has been fac­ing fi­nan­cial pres­sure due to the le­gal fees and bails that have been im­posed.

“All this while, our close friends and rel­a­tives have stepped for­ward to help us out. How­ever, if pos­si­ble, we don’t want to bur­den them any­more.

“If it is not too much, those who wish to help out can con­trib­ute to this fund,” he said, re­fer­ring to the fund called “Sol­i­dar­ity Fund 2.0 DSN”, which was started by his daugh­ter.

He ended the post by thank­ing those who had prayed for the well­be­ing of his fam­ily.

Na­jib and his wife, Datin Seri Ros­mah Man­sor, have been slapped with mul­ti­ple charges of money laun­der­ing and abuse of power. Both are out on multi-mil­lion ring­git bail each.

Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak

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