Former premier Najib Abdul Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor has asked supporters not to shed tears over the couple's current predicament.
"I don't want anybody to cry about it," she was recorded as saying by Channel News Asia as she greeted several women supporters at the Kuala Lumpur court complex in Jalan Duta.
Among them was former deputy works minister Rosnah Shirlin.
The women were later heard telling Rosmah that "everyone had performed solat hajat (prayer of needs)" for Najib.
This morning, the former premier claimed trial to three charges under the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust (CBT), and one charge under the MACC Act for abuse of power relating to funds involving SRC International.
Najib, who was detained overnight at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya, was later freed after he posted half of the RM1 million bail.
Meanwhile, well-known actress and director Ellie Suriati Omar, who was also at court, could not hold back her tears.
Amid sobs, she said Najib had taken care of the welfare of the Malays and Islam during his tenure as prime minister.
“I am here to provide my utmost support to him. He is the best prime minister Malaysia has seen. If possible, we want him to become prime minister again,” she added.