Late hearing may lead to another night in custody, says Najib's daughter

Modified 19 Sep 2018, 11:26 am

Najib Abdul Razak's daughter has expressed concern over her father's court proceeding scheduled for 3pm tomorrow, which could result in the former premier spending an extra night in detention.

"They are fixing the hearing for 3pm. When bail is granted, the court registry and banks will be closed. So we will not be able to post bail. This is very obvious.

"Therefore, he might have to spend an extra night in detention until bail is posted," Nooryana Najwa told Malaysiakini.

Najib is expected to be charged at 3pm at the Kuala Lumpur High Court tomorrow over the so-called RM2.6 billion found in his bank account.

The authorities detained Najib earlier and he is expected to be held overnight.

He is expected to face multiple charges in connection to money laundering. 

In an Instagram posting, Nooryana, who is currently in the US, recounted how she had been informed by her brother Ashman regarding their father's arrest.


Before I slept, I sent you this picture of me and Adam wishing you all the best for your MACC appointment at 3pm (Malaysian time). You didn’t read or reply my message and then at 5am, Ashman called to say that they have arrested and detained you, again. It pains me that I am on the other side of the world and not there with you..but you always insisted that giving up Harvard was always out of the question, no matter how difficult the circumstances. So as I sit in bed at 6am here in Boston, unable to go back back to sleep, thinking about your safety and how Mummy, Ashman and everyone else is coping back home, I came across a quote that I sent to you over the weekend (you got to read this one) and it’s already making me feel a little better... "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat" Theodore Roosevelt Praying for you and the rule of law in our country, Daddy... #pray4dsnr @najib_razak

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