Updated: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:10:23 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider : Malaysia

Like Rosmah, like son, more “;good deeds”; of the Najib clan

Another member of the Prime Minister's family has been seen taking a higher profile at flood relief centres in Pahang and Terengganu. Mohd Nizar, the eldest son of Datuk Seri Najib Razak with Tengku Putri Zainah, was seen following Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor's (pic) footsteps, helping out flood victims today, accompanied by a large entourage....


Malaysia Insider

Another member of the Prime Minister's family has been seen taking a higher profile at flood relief centres in Pahang and Terengganu.

Mohd Nizar, the eldest son of Datuk Seri Najib Razak with Tengku Putri Zainah, was seen following Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor's (pic) footsteps, helping out flood victims today, accompanied by a large entourage.

Rosmah was praised on Sunday by Najib at the Umno general assembly for her good deeds to the country.

Najib had revealed that Rosmah secured the release of a Malaysian student arrested in Egypt on suspicion of espionage simply by calling the wife of the Egyptian president.

Her other good deed was using her connections with the Saudi Arabian royal family to enable Malaysian students stranded in Egypt during the Arab Spring to enter Saudi Arabia without a visa.

In response to Najib's praise of his wife, former New Straits Times group editor-in-chief Datuk A. Kadir Jasin sarcastically suggested that Rosmah should be made a minister.

In his blog posting on Sunday, Kadir wrote that the appropriate portfolio for Rosmah should be minister of special affairs as she was adept at carrying out the duties of several ministers.

Mohd Nizar, sporting a T-shirt with the words “Najib My PM 2013”, told Malaysiakini he had been visiting flood-affected areas over the past few days.

Asked whether the words on his T-shirt would be interpreted as publicity for his father and Barisan Nasional, Mohd Nizar said, “No, I am just here to help.”

Malaysiakini reported that Mohd Nizar had visited at least five relief centres to date and hurried away from the media shortly afterwards.

His father is the longest serving parliamentarian for Pekan, which is one of the many areas in Pahang severely affected by the floods.

Heavy downpours in East Coast states had caused the displacement of more than 40,000 people, with 149 relief centres being set up over the past week.

A Kuantan municipal council official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Malaysiakini that a number of Umno members had given aid but did not help to distribute it.

"The distribution has been left to the Welfare Department, municipal council and volunteers," he said.

Mohd Nizar's visit to the flood relief centres is not the first time that one of Najib's sons has gone to the ground to meet the people.

During the 13th general election, Najib's second son, Mohd Nazifuddin, went to Pandan to give MCA a boost in its tussle with Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Rafizi Ramli.

Despite the good reception Mohd Nazifuddin received there, Rafizi still defeated MCA candidate and lawyer Gary Lim. – December 9, 2013.

4Comments
Dec 10, 2013 12:16AM
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Help from anybody will be welcomed by those flood victims who certainly are not choosy about the donors.  If the PM's family members are kind enough to offer assistance - why not accept it with pleasure????
Dec 10, 2013 11:43AM
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In time of needs like this, anybody is welcome to help our own people.
Let it be that good way.
Dec 10, 2013 12:30AM
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Kacau daun,

Was he visiting or helping?

Helping entails staying at a location for days even.

It would have been nice if he had been doing so.

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