Saiful took the swear on the holy al-Quran at Masjid Jalan Duta to defend his accusation of being sodomised by Anwar Ibrahim.
Najib (minus the al-Quran) did it to defend his statement that he did not know or had any connection with Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaaribuu who was murdered in 2006 in Puncak Alam, Selangor.
The Deputy Prime Minister said he was making the swearing although it was not an offical swearing made on the Quran.
"Wallahi, Wabillahi, Watallahi (With Allah as my witness) I swear I do not know or have any connection with the Mongolian woman," he said at the end of his speech at a ceremony to give aid of RM1.4 million at the mosque.
"I do not know if others want to swear or not but I know I did no wrong. This is between me and God," he said.
Najib also made the same swearing by repeating the same words when he visited the Barisan Nasional (BN) operations room in Guar Perahu.
Also yesterday, Umno deputy youth head Khairy Jamaludin put up a challenge to Anwar Ibrahim to make a similar swear if he dares, as to defend himself from the accusation of sodomising Saiful.
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Sooner or later, the Malaysian courts will have to take into consideration such swears, and sooner or later, the non-Muslim will take a swear on the Bible, Taurat, Zabur or any other holy books.