Najib’s daughter slams authorities over Rosmah’s arrest

Nooryana Najwa posted a picture of her when she was a toddler, with her mother, on social media. (Instagram pic)

PETALING JAYA: Nooryana Najwa, the daughter of former prime minister Najib Razak, said authorities had gone too far after her mother Rosmah Mansor was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) earlier today.

Rosmah is expected to be charged tomorrow at the Sessions Court under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (Amla).

In an Instagram post, Nooryana said she could accept authorities taking action on a man who was previously in power, alluding to the 32 charges against Najib, but putting the women in his life in harm’s way was going too far.

“Two weeks ago you raided his mother’s house and today you remand his wife and plan on charging her the same day her husband is due in court.

“I suppose tomorrow makes for a great picture and media circus,” she wrote below a picture of her and Rosmah when she was a toddler.

Nooryana said she prayed for her mother to remain calm and composed because Rosmah would likely worry about everyone at home.

She said that she was doing fine. “Mummy, even if you can’t hear me, please know that I am fine.”

Nooryana also said that no matter the circumstances, she would stand by the woman who gave birth to her, cared for her when she was sick and taught her to be independent.

“In your words this morning mummy, inshallah (God willing), we will persevere.”

Nooryana had before this asked Malaysians to think of her father following his arrest in July, saying one could “paint a man black but Allah knows”.

According to sources FMT spoke to, Rosmah is expected to face at least 15 counts of money laundering charges involving about RM7 million.

Najib faces 32 charges for money laundering, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust.