PARLIAMENT | An opposition MP today questioned why the government was allowing Najib Abdul Razak (BN-Pekan) to leave the country for a month.
Mohamed Hanipa Maidin (Pakatan Harapan-Sepang) accused Najib of hurting the country’s economy due to his involvement in the 1MDB affair and he, therefore, does not qualify for special treatment.
“Tuan Speaker, why is he allowed to leave for so long? The excuse is that he is going to visit his daughter who is expecting.
“He is not a midwife. If he needs to visit (his daughter), five days is enough. Now it’s (more than) a month. Is he a midwife? I need to know. Will he help with childbirth?” asked Hanipa.
Hanipa had raised the issue during the debate on a motion to annul seven emergency ordinances.
In an immediate reaction, Najib wrote on his Facebook page that the decision to return his passport was the court’s alone, not the government.
“So why are you barking in the Dewan Rakyat? Don’t you have other more important issues?
“Do you want the government to interfere in court affairs or decisions?” said Najib.