Rosmah And Najib Take Turns Feeling Sorry For Each Other To Deal With Social Media Slander

According to Prime Minister Najib Razak, people are just targeting his wife with slander to get to him.

Constantly chided by the rakyat for her allegedly costly shopping trips, Prime Minister Najib Razak's wife, Rosmah Mansor is constantly in the limelight.

Keeping up with that trend, Rosmah, yesterday, revealed how she and Najib cope with the negative attention they receive from the rakyat, according to Malaysiakini.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor

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Whenever they see the cynical comments about them in the media, Rosmah said that they feel sorry for each other

“When I see (the slander) on social media, I ask (Najib), is this about me? Are they talking about me, this Rosmah?

“He (Najib) will say, ‘No. This is not about you. They want to topple me but they cannot, so they involve my wife. This is about me. They want to oust me through my wife’.

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"He (Najib) feels sorry for me, and I too feel sorry for him. We feel sorry for each other," lamented Rosmah.

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“I hope all of you do not believe any news on social media and spread it. We don't know its veracity. Otherwise you're no better (than those who made it viral).

“Don't believe anything on social media especially about me. Whatever you hear about me, check first,” she said.

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Hence, to deal with such slander on the media, Rosmah has advised other politician's wives to ensure that their marital relationships are strengthened with mutual trust

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Rosmah has also urged the rakyat to not fall for everything they see in the media and to be smart about verifying facts of information spread online

“I hope all of you do not believe any news on social media and spread it. We don't know its veracity. Otherwise you're no better (than those who made it viral).

“Don't believe anything on social media especially about me. Whatever you hear about me, check first,” she said.

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She wants the people to not give in to the "psychological warfare" that has been going on online, referring to rumours started about US President Barack Obama cancelling his trip to Malaysia due to security issues

US President Barack Obama with PM Najib and wife, during his recent visit to Malaysia

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She said during the Asean summit held over the past week, she found that there were parties waging such a warfare by claiming that US President Barack Obama would give the summit a miss due to security concerns

“I am very close to my husband and he is very attentive about security issues especially after what happened in Paris.

“Then people said Obama was not coming due to security concerns and all these psychological warfare is going on in social media.

“So the psychological war is being done by certain individuals to humiliate Malaysia during the Asean summit.

“I hope all of you will not buy into such news on social media. Whatever you read, please check,” she added.

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The Prime Minister's outspoken wife, expressed her thoughts on marriage and slander in the media, during her speech at the MIC headquarters, yesterday, 24 November.

While speaking, Rosmah, also jokingly asked MIC president Dr S. Subramaniam to learn more about election strategies from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rosmah Mansor, Dr. S Subramaniam and MIC members at the MIC headquarters, yesterday, 24 November

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"Subra, better go to India and learn how they do it,” said the prime minister’s wife while laughing.

According to Rosmah, the social media campaign employed by Modi had proven to be successful.

“I followed his campaign and you can follow his methods for the 14th general election. The manner in which he handled the campaign and on social media.

“Especially on social media. Social media is important and we must learn how social media is used for campaigning. It was hugely successful for the Indian prime minister,” she said.

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Meanwhile, The Star ranked Rosmah as the most powerful woman in Malaysia, even beating prominent activist and the rakyat's favourite, Marina Mahathir:

On a more serious note, Rosmah's recent claims that child marriages are a rarity in Malaysia, was proven to be false based on studies and statistics:

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