In case you didn’t know, former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was arrested last week by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) following the 1Malaysia Devel0pment Berhad (1MDB) scandal which is still under investigation.
Najib, who was arrested on Wednesday (September 19) evening, made his children express their feelings about their father’s arrest.
His son, Norashman Najib and his daughter, Nooryana Najib took to Instagram to post their heartwarming message for their father.
“As I sit here outside your place of detainment, I am filled with trepidation. I can’t imagine the kind of tribulation that you are facing in there. Praying that you are given a fair treatment and for Malaysia’s rule of law to be upheld. Can’t wait to bring you to your favorite yong tau foo place when you are released daddy.”
Meanwhile, Nooryana took to her private Instagram account to send a message to Najib. She wrote,
“Daddy, before I slept, I sent you this picture of me and Adam wishing you all the best for your MACC appointment at 3pm (Malaysian time). You didn’t read or reply my message and then at 5am, Ashman called to say that they have arrested and detained you, again.
“It pains me that I am on the other side of the world and not there with you..but you always insisted that giving up Harvard was always out of the question, no matter how difficult the circumstances.
“So as I sit in bed at 6am here in Boston, unable to go back back to sleep, thinking about your safety and how Mummy, Ashman and everyone else is coping back home, I came across a quote that I sent to you over the weekend (you got to read this one) and it’s already making me feel a little better… “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat” Theodore Roosevelt
Praying for you and the rule of law in our country, Daddy…”
On Thursday, September 20, Najib was slapped with 25 charges, 21 of them involved the RM2.6 billion case and 4 other charges under the MACC Act 2009.