Najib sympathises with teacher jobless after PH win

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KUALA LUMPUR — Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed sympathy for religious teacher Ahmad Yusuf who lost his job on June 1.

“Hopefully Ahmad Yusuf and his family are afforded sustenance by Allah SWT, God willing,” Najib’s tweeted in reaction to a blog post on

In the post, Ahmad claimed he had been “taken in” by Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) election pledges and manifesto, mainly over the rising cost of living.

The former teacher expressed his fear and uncertainty over PH winning the elections and forming the new government.

Ahmad also stated that his distrust of the new government grew after news broke that the services of 17,000 political employees in various departments and agencies would be discontinued.

It is unclear if he lost his job as a result of the cuts.

Apparently regretting his decision to vote against the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, Ahmad apologised for “betraying” Najib.

The tweet from Najib garnered more than 300 likes and 110 comments after just an hour.

However, the authenticity of the blog post could not be verified as the website is known to be part of BN’s election machinery.