Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak acknowledged his wife Datin Sri Rosmah Mansor’s unsurpassed capability in international diplomacy, befitting a role of an informal special envoy in his closing speech at the 64th UMNO General Assembly in PWTC this evening.
07 December 2013| last updated at 09:40PM
Rosmah also plays significant roles in helping people, says Najib
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today revealed the secret about the deeds and contributions made by his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, in helping the people.
He said many were unaware that Rosmah had played significant roles in two incidents concerning the operation to bring home Malaysian students from Egypt, dubbed Operasi Piramid,
during the Egypt’s uprising a couple of years ago.
In the first incident, he said Rosmah had played a major role in the release of a Malaysian student who was arrested and jailed by the Egyptian authority after being accused of being a spy.
“I asked my wife to call the wife of (former) President Hosni Mubarak, Suzanne Mubarak, and request for our student to be released. Within two hours, the student was released,” said Najib, who is Umno president, in his adjournment speech at the 2013 Umno General Assembly here today.
Commenting further, Najib said during the operation, there was insufficient number of flights to bring the Malaysian students home, hence the need to use special flights via Jeddah.
“At that time, we had to ask the Saudi Arabian government to allow the Charlie aircraft carrying our students to land in Jeddah before leaving to Kuala Lumpur without visas.
“That was a big request, but through her networking with the royal family, the Saudi Arabian government gave its consent,” he said.
In fact, the prime minister said the Saudi Arabian government also prepared two Boeing 747 flights to bring the Malaysian students home.
“These were among my wife’s contributions to the people of Malaysia,” he said.
Najib also said that Rosmah had also become a target of criticisms, especially among those who wanted to criticise him.
In her capacity as the prime minister’s wife, Rosmah had also played a major role in improving early education for children through the Permata programme, he added. — BERNAMADatin Seri Rosmah Mansor (right) reacts when her husband and Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak paid a tribute to her contributions to the country during the winding up speech at Umno General Assembly. second right is the wife of deputy Umno president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Puan Sri Noorainee Abdul Rahman: BERNAMA
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It was in explained in his the Seventh UMNO President’s closing speech, in front of over 2,500 delegates in Dewan Merdeka. The event was also televised lived over RTM1, TV3 and Bernama TV.
We were told that Foreign Minister Dato’ Seri Anifah Aman did share his thoughts privately to friends of hectic-ness of his job and probably to retire at some point of time from the Cabinet. It was made to understand that the job is very high strung and demanding. Not to mention the requirement to travel, ever so often.
It is not a mystery since Anifah has been known amongst the civil servants and career diplomats within Wisma Putra for his dedication and intense working schedule.
If Anifah eventually retire before this Parliamentary term ends by 14GE, expected somewhere within the next four years, a replacement candidate is sought and propped. Probably Prime Minister Najib would seriously consider appointing Rosmah as a Senator and present to His Majesty Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong that she is made the Foreign Minister.
Her talent and international high level network is definitely an asset.
After all, Anifah as the Foreign Minister managed to prop up Malaysia’s position and role in the international politics and diplomacy scene and translate Prime Minister Najib’s aspiration very well and effectively. Rosmah would be a befitting personality to carry on where Anifah left of.
*Updated Sunday 8 December 2013
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