Najib: My daughter was not in Perth

(The Malaysian Insider) – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that his daughter was not present in Australia during the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in Perth which he attended.

He was responding through Twitter to allegations that his daughter was on a A$60,000 (RM 193,869) shopping spree in the Western Australia state when Najib was attending the meeting for leaders of states.

Najib also clarified  to Bernama Online that his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, and daughter did not buy jewellery, and asked people to stop spreading rumours and lies.

Australian newspaper came out with the controversial report, saying “the first lady known to have bought A$150,000 worth of WA (Western Australian) pearls”.

The report did not name the person specifically.

The prime minister is performing the haj currently with Rosmah in Saudi Arabia.