April 21, 2015
Malaysia’s First Couple (Rosmah and Najib)’s Lavish Ways make news in Indonesia
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by FMT Reporters@ http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com
The lavish lifestyles of Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor were highlighted in an Indonesian magazine Tempo, just two days before the couple head to Indonesia for a formal engagement.
The article, containing excerpts of news pieces about the couple published in Malaysia and abroad, centred largely around the extravagant lifestyles the two led, ranging from Rosmah’s love of luxury handbags and jewellery to her trademark bouffant.
Also included in the piece was a more recent revelation by Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) Chief R Sri Sanjeevan who uploaded onto Facebook, pictures of the couple’s favourite luxury watches, running into thousands of ringgit.
Tempo marveled at how the luxury watches owned by Rosmah were acquired by the couple despite her husband drawing a salary of only RM350,000 a year.
“Najib and his family’s lifestyle has courted the anger of Malaysians,” Malaysiakini quoted the article as saying. Also making it’s way into Tempo’s article was the unfortunate remark Rosmah once made prior to the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Malaysia where she talked about how her hairdo costs a whopping RM1,200.
Echoing the criticisms of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the article also made a mention of the Hollywood-like lifestyle of Riza Aziz, the PM’s stepson who has snapped up property in New York and Beverly Hills, California worth millions.
The couple’s lifestyle has come under attack from politicians and the general public here in Malaysia and now it is becoming even more unfortunate that their reputation is preceding them as they make their way to Indonesia as well.