Najib sworn in as first-time Opposition MP

KUALA LUMPUR - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been sworn in as an Opposition MP for the first time in his political career.

The Pekan MP took his oath at the Dewan Rakyat on Monday (July 16).

He arrived at around 9.45am at the Dewan Rakyat, wearing a black Baju Melayu and smiled at reporters before entering the Dewan.

Najib's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, however, was not seen with him. It is traditional to have spouses and family members invited to the swearing-in ceremony.

On his Instagram, Najib posted a cryptic message that Prophet Muhammad "forgave all, held no grudges, took no revenge and faced the world full of hate with a loving smile."

He posted it around 9.40am.

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Before Najib, new Opposition chief Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi took his oath at 11.45am.

Dr Ahmad Zahid was the first to take the oath for Barisan Nasional lawmakers, followed by Najib.

Former Malaysia PM Najib charged with corruption

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    Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to face several charges for committing offences under two Acts, sources said.

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    "We believe Najib will be charged under the Anti Money-Laundering Act and the Penal Code," a source told The Star yesterday.

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    Other sources said Najib is expected to face four counts of committing criminal breach of trust and anti-money laundering charges involving a total of RM42mil and believed to be linked to the SRC International Sdn Bhd case.

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    Yesterday, Najib was arrested at his house in Jalan Lang­gak Duta in Kuala Lumpur at about 3pm and was whisked to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya about an hour later.

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    Supporters of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak hold up signs, ahead of his arrival to court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, leaves a courtroom in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Family members of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak leave a court in Kuala Lumpur

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    Malaysia's Attorney-General Tommy Thomas speaks during a news conference outside a courtroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    A supporter of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak conflicts with a police officer outside a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The Opposition MPs walked out of the Dewan Rakyat after Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof was sworn in as the Speaker for the 14th Parliament.

They claimed that the appointment process was not transparent and a point of order was raised by Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan (PAS-Kota Baru) when Dewan Rakyat secretary Datuk Roosme Hamzah read out the motion proposing Mohamad Ariff as the sole candidate for the post of Speaker.

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