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Bersatu Rep Wishes Najib 'Happy New Marriage' After Photo Of Him With A Woman Goes Viral

Datuk Seri Najib Razak refused reporters' request today, 20 May, to comment about the viral photo.

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Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal wished former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak a 'Happy New Marriage' after a photo of the latter with a woman went viral

Ahmad Fayhsal, who is also the Deputy National Unity Minister, congratulated Najib in the comments section of a Facebook post on Wednesday night, 18 May.

"Selamat Pengantin Baru Dato' Seri! (Happy new marriage)," commented the Bersatu politician in the post about Najib receiving a visit by Singaporean foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

Although Ahmad Fayhsal did not specify what his comment is a reference to, it came amidst the widespread speculation that Najib has a new family

Over the past two days, a photo of Najib with a woman locking his arm while they are surrounded by what seems to be the woman's children went viral on Twitter.

The viral photo caused "Rosmah" to trend on Twitter.

Many netizens speculated that the woman is one of Najib's wives besides Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is Najib's second wife.

Ahmad Fayhsal's comment has garnered over 800 likes since it was posted

Many netizens taunted Ahmad Fayhsal over his past controversies, such as offering 'support letters' to his party members in order to be elected the Bersatu Youth chief and suggesting the government 'print money' to overcome economic woes.

In a report by Malaysiakini today, 20 May, it is learnt that Najib refused to clear the air about the viral photo.

Reporters from the news portal asked the Pekan member of parliament (MP) about the viral photo as he was leaving the Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex and they received no response.

The 68-year-old has been convicted of corruption in the SRC International criminal case and is currently standing trial in the 1MDB case.

Prior to his marriage with Rosmah — whom he has two children with — Najib was married to Tengku Puteri Zainah Tengku Eskandar between 1976 and 1987.

Najib was 23 when he was first married.

Mohd Nizar, Mohd Nazifuddin, and Puteri Norlisa are children from his first marriage, while Mohd Norashman and Nooryana Najwa are children from his marriage with Rosmah.

In March, the US federal court heard shocking revelations about his alleged involvement in the 1MDB scandal: