‘What’s wrong with a man buying handbags or jewellery for his wife if he can afford it?’ Said a deputy minister defending Rosmah Mansor’s spending habits. It does makes sense, to a certain extent.
Umno supreme council member, who is also Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Tajuddin Abdul Rahman was speaking to reporters outside the parliament yesterday, reported FMT.
“One or two bags, why not? She’s a lady. I know women like handbags. In fact, I was told that one of the ways to tackle a girl is by buying her a handbag,” he said.
When asked about the allegation made by the Australian Broadcasting Channel (ABC) stating that Prime Minister Najib Razak had allegedly spent millions of ringgit to pay for Rosmah’s shopping overseas, the deputy minister said that they had actually been moderate on spending while out on trips.
“I don’t see Rosmah wearing jewellery up to her elbows.
“They go on holidays just like anyone else. There are so many people buying handbags. You go to the malls in Singapore and you see everyone is buying handbags. What’s wrong with that?” He added.
The Wall Street Journal had recently reported that Najib and family had been allegedly living in a luxurious life, spending millions on holidays, shopping and jewellery.
Tajuddin defended the Prime Minister and family, saying: “Stop attacking Rosmah. Lim Guan Eng bought the house because his wife likes it. He said that himself.
“If you sayang (love) your wife and if you have the money, buy lah.”