KUALA LUMPUR – Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had to cancel his plans to go on holiday abroad at the 11th hour following the Immigration Department’s move to bar him from leaving the country.
Najib had earlier issued a statement stating that he and his family would go for a holiday abroad starting today to take a rest after the general election on May 9.
But then came the Immigration Department’s statement blacklisting him and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor from leaving Malaysia.
Not long after that, Najib tweeted that he would adhere to the directive.
“I was informed that the Immigration Department has barred me and my family from going abroad. I will abide by this directive and be with my family in the country,” said Najib, who is also UMNO president and Barisan Nasional chairman.
The general election saw BN, which had ruled Malaysia for six decades, defeated by what is regarded as a people’s ‘tsunami’. – BERNAMA