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Supporters raise RM500,000 for Malaysian ex-PM Najib’s bail

14 8 20

SUPPORTERS of embattled former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak have raised some RM500,000 (US$125,000) in donations to help pay for his bail after the leader was slapped with multiple charges of graft and abuse of power.

The donations on Monday allowed Najib to settle the remaining RM500,000 of the RM1 million bail set by the high court through the donations raised funds, the Straits Times reported.

Earlier, Mohd Razlan Mohamad Rafii, a spokesman for the Solidarity with Datuk Najib group said members of the public had contributed RM490,000 (US$122,500) to the fund

“We have about RM402,000 in our account at the moment and I also have about RM88,000 (US$22,000) cash which we will hand over to him,” he said.

The donations, he said, would hopefully provide financial and moral support for Najib.

“Not only did we have donations come in from all over Malaysia but there were also donations from Singapore, Indonesia and Canada,” he said.

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In presenting some of the proceeds, Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid, the daughter of Najib’s former deputy Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said she had donated for Najib’s bail in the name of “humanity and justice”, similar to what she did for Anwar Ibrahim, one of Najib’s biggest opponents.

“Today, on grounds of humanity, I came to Najib’s home to give our contributions,” she said, as quoted by Free Malaysia........

© Asian Correspondent