Najib unable to pay daughters’ bills

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KUALA LUMPUR — After the authorities froze his banking accounts, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday he is unable to pay for his daughters’ medical treatment.

Najib said the decision to freeze a particular bank account was uncalled for as it was the account which he received his salaries as MP, and pensions.

“This account has nothing to do with politics. It has nothing to do with matters relating to the investigation conducted with the authorities,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

Najib has been charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and one count of abuse of power.

“I only realised my account was frozen when my personal cheque issued for the payment of my daughters’ medical treatment bounced,” he said.

He did not specify his daughters’ medical condition in the post.

Najib questioned the reason of freezing his account when the court had granted him bail.

“I am dismayed at the conduct, the timing and exercise of such draconian actions by the government of the day,” he wrote.

Najib claimed that some have speculated the reason for doing so was to make it difficult for him to raise the bail amount.