I’m not hidden hand behind decision making: Malaysian PM’s wife

Saturday, February 20, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razaks wife Rosmah Mansor says she is not the hidden hand behind the decision making of her husband.

Rosmah, who often travels with her husband and was in India last month, was quoted as saying Saturday: I have not heard about it, but it is not something that I am sensitive of as it is not true. May be I am a bit vocal or gregarious… I like to have friends unlike Datuk Najib, who is a bit reserved.”

But it does not mean that since Datuk Najib is a reserved person, I am making the decisions… I am the type who will voice out my dissatisfaction, but once said, it is done. I do not harbour feelings, she said in an interview on Hello Malaysia over BernamaTV here.

Rosmah said although Najib was a man of not many words, he should not be underestimated.

I always tell others not to underestimate Datuk Najib, he is not easily angered but do not provoke him. If he is angry, there is no forgiveness for you.

Datuk does not say much but he registers what is happening around him. If I made a mistake, he will reprimand me. If he stomp his feet, it will shudder me.

What is important we are close to each other where we can talk things over, we laugh and share jokes as it is important that a leader should not be so stressed out.

So when he comes home, we watch TV together, we go out to dinner together. In short, we are best friends, she said.

Rosmah said as a wife, she would look after her husbands needs such as food, clothes and health.

When he is at home, I will not go out unless I have prior engagements. I will also ensure that Datuk Najib stays fit by doing exercise at the gym. I will ensure that he is not worried by haggling over petty matters as he should focus his thoughts on the people and the country, The Star quoted her as saying Saturday.

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