At least 15,000 people tuned in live to watch the drama unfold as more than a dozen police cars lined-up outside the former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s house yesterday at midnight.
This took place shortly after Najib returned from evening prayers at a local mosque as yesterday marked the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
A large group of audience tuned in to “Malaysia Sin Chew Daily” as the Chinese female reporter gave live updates outside Najib’s house.
There were also other media personnel reporting live including Malaysia Kini and Channel NewsAsia. By 1am, hundreds of onlookers gathered at the scene.
As police cars and a police truck pulled up at the former PM’s residence, viewers were curious if there would be any arrest made following the dramatic house search.
Concurrently, there were also house searches at other residences linked to Najib.
The Chinese female reporter diligently provided a live update from midnight till almost 4am, continuously speaking for at least four hours.
According to viewers on Malaysia Sin Chew Daily , she was an entertaining reporter who engaged the online crowd by answering their questions while recording the live video.
Take a look at some of their comments below.
On how cute she is:
On wanting to see her real face and asking her to sing to the audience:
On increasing this reporter’s salary for being passionate at work:
On Najib tuning in live too:
On how this reporter really engaged the audience by being personal with them:
On how charming this reporter is:
English translation of the Chinese text above: “I watched the live sessions on all media platforms, you are the most charming reporter. Even though your accent and expression is not perfect, your innovative style of reporting live is not boring at all. All the best!”
Viewers who were interested in the female reporter even commented on other media platforms and asked the other reporters to reveal her face.
According to Najib’s lawyer, no documents were seized at Najib’s bungalow where reporters and onlookers gathered. However, the police took away personal items like handbags and clothes.
Policemen were seen carrying several boxes and items out of another residence linked to Najib.
This house search was conducted for an investigation under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
According to an undisclosed source, Najib was photographed falling asleeep on the sofa as police officers combed his house throughout the night.