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Chef Wan hits out at Najib's son for World Cup trip

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Celebrity chef Redzuawan Ismail has questioned the decision by Nazifuddin Najib, son of former premier Najib Abdul Razak, to attend the World Cup 2018 finals in Russia last Sunday.

In an Instagram post, Redzuawan - better known as Chef Wan - said his criticism was because Najib's family members had previously claimed to be in financial difficulties.

They projected this image until even a solidarity fund was launched to raise the RM1 million needed to pay Najib's bail following criminal charges being laid against him.

"In that situation (of having no money) and other excuses, look who is at the World Cup finals in Russia.

"We hear it got to a point that there were people (Najib's supporters) willing to pawn their jewellery to help our former prime minister," he said.

"More than that, (Najib) can still get angry at people (who are) not loyal to Umno, becoming turncoats and other things," said Chef Wan in his caption of a photograph of Nazifuddin during the match between France and Croatia.

Nazifuddin on his own Facebook page had previously shared several photographs of him taken during the finals played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Aside from Chef Wan, the photographs also attracted various comments from netizens who questioned his trip.

Following this, in another post yesterday, Nazifuddin said that he would soon be flying to Jakarta to attend the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia.

He also added the hashtag #iworkinsports which is believed to be a reference to his current position as secretary-general of the Malaysian Olympic Council which he assumed in May.

"A photo of me in the UK […] maybe this can be news material for tomorrow. Next I have to be in Jakarta for Asia (sic) Games.

#iworkinsports," said Nazifuddin's post.

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