Dr M pledges to play by rules after Najib’s daughter cries ‘media circus’

PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that authorities would abide by the rule of law in bringing charges against former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor, after the couple’s daughter accused the government of staging a “media circus”.

“No one is above the law. If anyone is acting above the law, then the legal process will be carried out.

“That is our promise. There is no idea of revenge or anything like that,” the prime minister told reporters today after officiating the 6th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management.

Hours after Rosmah’s arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday, Nooryana Najwa said authorities were “going too far” in targeting her parents.

“I suppose tomorrow makes for a great picture and media circus,” she wrote on Instagram accompanied with an old picture of her and Rosmah.

This morning, Rosmah was brought to the Sessions Court where she claimed trial to charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

Mahathir said it was up to the court to decide on Najib and Rosmah’s fate.

Meanwhile, Mahathir said he disagreed with the action against the younger brother of Umno Supreme Council member Lokman Noor Adam, who was arrested over an online insult against the veteran leader.

“It should not have happened because I don’t think it is going to affect me in anyway,” he said.

He said politicians should accept being criticised and called names.

“I have been called all kinds of names even when I was the prime minister before,” he said.