SINGAPORE (June 25): “People might find it hard to understand, but my son-in-law, for example, he gets Birkin from his source, five or six at one go.” — Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, when asked about the 284 handbags belonging to his wife Rosmah Mansor, including dozens of the famous and scarce Birkin bags sold by French luxury giant Hermès.

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