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What was Nazifuddin’s main agenda in his trip to Taiwan after his father Najib was charged in court on four counts of corruption?

Much ink has been spilled over the trip of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s son Mohd Nazifuddin Mohd Najib to Taiwan and his rendezvous with Taiwanese actress Celia Zhang on a day after Najib was charged in court in Kuala Lumpur on four counts of corruption.

The Malay Mail Online, for instance, carried an article : “Report: Najib’s son seen gallivanting with Taiwan actress after ex-PM freed on bail”, based on Taiwan’s Apple Daily video report spotting Nazifuddin “dining and drinking wine” with an actress in Taiwan at a steak restaurant in the Breeze Xinyi mall near Taiwan capital’s iconic tower Taipei 101 a day after his father was charged for corruption in Kuala Lumpur over RM42 million from a former 1MDB unit.

The portal said the two were seen drinking glass after glass of red wine in a relaxed atmosphere during an allegedly mirthful meal that lasted three hours, claiming that two bottles of red wine were opened.

It also said the duo were subsequently seen taking a taxi to a massage parlour, before having a candlelight dinner and spending two hours at a bar.

Apple Daily claimed that the two then took another taxi ride to the Grand Hyatt hotel at around 1am, and Nazifuddin went up to rest and Celia then left.

According to Apple Daily, Nazifuddin wrote a Facebook post at 9.58pm the same night to back his father who was charged with corruption, noting that this allegedly took place while he was having a candlelight dinner with the actress.

The Apple Daily report came with a video clip showing brief footage and photos of the duo together, also reporting that Nazifuddin was seen together with the actress after he alighted from the plane yesterday in his trip to Taiwan.

Nazifuddin returned to Kuala Lumpur the next morning.

However, despite much ink being spilled over Nazifuddin’s Taiwan visit a day after Najib’s four corruption charges in Kuala Lumpur, the most important question seemed to have been missed, i.e. what was Nazifuddin doing in Taiwan and what was his most important agenda in his quick one-day to Taiwan – as very few would believe that the whole purpose of Nazifuddin’s quick one-day trip to Taiwan as just to have a rendezvour of wine and food with Celia!

Only Nazifuddin can answer this question. Will he do so?

DAP PARLIAMENTARY LEADER & MP FOR ISKANDAR PUTERI
Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Sunday, 8th July 2018