Taiwanese actress Celia Zhang says she paid for dinner during outing with Najib's son

A spokesman for Celia Zhang's agency clarified that she footed the bill for the two of them.
A spokesman for Celia Zhang's agency clarified that she footed the bill for the two of them.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/CELIA ZHANG

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Taiwanese actress Celia Zhang says she did not receive any money or gifts from Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Najib during their outing in Taiwan on Thursday (July 5).

In a post on her Facebook page on Saturday, a spokesman for Zhang's management agency said the actress, as the host for the evening, footed the bill for the two of them.

"Zhang does not want the issue to be prolonged further and asks everyone not to worry," she wrote in Chinese.

The spokesman added that Zhang had taken note of the comments on her Facebook page and thanked them for their "kind intentions".

The post further said that after reading the comments, Zhang understood the sentiments of Malaysians over the incident.

However, the spokesman added that the agency reserved the right to take legal action over any insults or threats made against Zhang.

On Thursday, Mohd Nazifuddin, the son of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, was spotted spending a day with Zhang in Taipei, reported Taiwanese news portal Apple Daily.

 

In a follow-up report, the portal said that Zhang had denied any romantic relationship with Mohd Nazifuddin.

The actress said that she took a cab home after their meeting and did not spend the night with him.

The meeting between the two took place a day after Najib was released on bail following his arrest on July 3 for his alleged role in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.