Najib's Supporters Raised More Than Enough Funds For The Remainder Of His Bail
Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak posted the remainder of his bail at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex today
According to The Star, Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived at the court at 11.43am and were greeted by chants of 'Bebas Najib' (free Najib).
After pleading not guilty to four charges on 4 July, Najib's bail was fixed at RM1 million with two sureties in cash. While the first of which had already been paid by his children Nooryana Najwa Najib and Noorashman on Wednesday, the second instalment of RM500,000 was due today, Channel NewsAsia reported.
After nearly a week of crowdfunding, Najib's supporters handed the politician hundreds of thousands of ringgit to help him settle the remainder of his bail
The 'Free Najib' crowdfunding campaign collected RM489,166 in donations as of 9.30am this morning, revealed the leader of the movement Datuk Razlan Rafii, according to Malay Mail.
"It wasn't just UMNO members and locals who contributed; there were donations from Singapore, Brunei, and Indonesia," he said, adding that, "There were those who felt it was time to return the favour to Datuk Seri Najib, for all he gave them like the PPRT and BR1M."
Yesterday, Wanita UMNO presented the former premier with RM261,286 and two bracelets to go towards the cause
Among the group was Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid, the daughter of UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who posted an Instagram video of Najib appearing emotional as he expressed his gratitude for their contribution.
Her caption read, "Let him be judged fairly. Whether you like it or not, you must admit that he did everything he can for the people when he was prime minister."
"May God ease his and his family's burden," she wrote.
"I am very proud and touched by the sacrifices made by Wanita UMNO members to help Datuk Seri Najib," said Wanita UMNO head Dr Noraini Ahmad in a statement, according to Channel NewsAsia.