Najib appeals to public to cover legal fees
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