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How Malaysians Responded When They Found Out That Bijan Is A Legit 'Atas' Brand

It's not just a troll name for Najib.

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"Bijan", a term, while relatively unheard of has seemingly piqued the interest of Malaysians in the last 24 hours or so

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Perhaps it's not unexpected given that Bukit Aman Director of Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh made a mention of an expensive custom-made handbag from The House of Bijan as one of the items seized in raids linked to Datuk Seri Najib Razak earlier yesterday, 27 June.

The Star Online reported today, 28 June, that the top search on Google Malaysia yesterday was the word 'Bijan'.

It's safe to say that many Malaysians are unfamiliar with the ultra luxurious brand.

Even a reporter asked Amar Singh during the press conference yesterday to spell out 'Bijan', just to be sure

As news about Bijan bags broke out, netizens took to Twitter to talk about their new discovery:

1. All they knew before this was that bijan didn't cost a bomb

Bijan means sesame in Malay. 

2. Some might also recall that there's a popular restaurant in Jalan Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur that is called 'Bijan'

3. This person has got a point

4. Many had an epiphany when they realised that Najib = Bijan

5. Unsurprisingly, some netizens have been using 'Bijan' in reference to Najib for years...

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6. ... however, clearly, it was more than just a troll name

7. One particular netizen got creative and put up his own "Bijan handbag" for sale

8. Truthfully, we didn't know that Bijan is a luxurious brand either

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Did you know about the luxurious Bijan brand before this? Share with us in the comments section below!

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