KUALA LUMPUR: An urgent meeting today forced Prime Minister Najib Razak to skip a high tea event with entrepreneurs from the health and beauty industry.
In his place, Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor attended the event.
“I should not have come,” said Rosmah.
“I was told that the invitation is for the prime minister, who happens to be my husband. But he has to attend an important meeting.”
Rosmah said she was not in the best of health today, but was still “instructed” by her husband to replace him at the event.
“So those who claim that I control him, that’s not true. He is the one who controls me, although I told him I’m unwell,” she said, and apologised for arriving late for the function.
“I had to take medicine for my cough. It’s been a while since I fell sick.”
She went on to explain the challenges of being the wife of the prime minister.
“Don’t think it’s easy to be married to a leader. There are so many challenges.”
Rosmah then spoke on the beauty industry, which was the theme of the event.
She said there was an increasing trend of men seeking beauty services.
“In the market today, men too want to have beautiful skin. Not only the women. The men too want to be handsome.
“But I don’t understand why men want to be handsome. We like machos, not men with soft skin,” she said.