Updated: Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:43:22 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider : Malaysia

Najib praises Rosmah, thanks her for “;good deeds”;

Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak today publicly praised his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for her "good deeds" to the country. In his winding up speech at the general assembly, Najib highlighted two instances where Rosmah helped the country. "I have never shared this before. When one of our students was arrested in Egypt after being...


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Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak today publicly praised his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for her "good deeds" to the country.

In his winding up speech at the general assembly, Najib highlighted two instances where Rosmah helped the country.

"I have never shared this before. When one of our students was arrested in Egypt after being accused of being a spy, my wife made a call to the president's wife and within two hours the student was released.

"Not just that, during Ops Pyramid, when our students were stranded in Egypt during the Arab uprising, my wife used her good relations with the royal family to allow the students to return home without visas.

"In a normal situation, this is impossible but with the relationship she has with the royal family, we managed to bring the students home," he said.

"Through her networking, the Saudi government prepared two Jumbo jets and brought our students to Riyadh, although they did not have a visa to enter Saudi Arabia."

This drew thunderous applause from the delegates.

"Mungkin malam ini akan dapat bayaran (maybe tonight, I will be rewarded)," said the prime minister in jest, drawing laughter from the delegates.

Rosmah was criticised by many quarters for using a government jet to attend the International Business Women Forum in Doha, Qatar, last month.

At the assembly yesterday, Federal Territories Umno delegate Affandi Zahari, in defending Rosmah's use of the jet said, her safety is paramount and if anything happened to her, it will only upset the prime minister.

"This involves the security of his wife. If anything happened to her, it will affect him emotionally," Affandi had said.

The delegate then slammed the opposition for making such a big fuss over the issue. - December 7, 2013.

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