KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 – UMNO Secretary-General Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan today lodged a police report against former Attorney General Tommy Thomas over the contents of the book ‘My Story: Justice In The Wilderness’.
The report was made at the Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters here this afternoon.
According to Ahmad, one of the reasons the report was made was mainly because of Chapter 6 and 7 which were deemed as malicious and distorting historical facts.
He said when the writer mentioned the late Tun Abdul Razak(the second Prime Minister) was involved in the bloody May 13, 1969 riots and both chapters also stated that it was as if Tun Razak staged a coup against Tunku Abdul Rahman when he realised he was suffering from leukemia.
“So things like this are not true in terms of historical fact, and we know that the white paper was presented on the occasion in question and there is also the reality seems to provoke the Malays over the May 13 incident.
“In the opinion of UMNO lawyers, it violates the provisions under Section 3 and 4 of the Sedition Act 1948 which is an attempt to incite hatred or contempt for the administration of justice in Malaysia and also to stoke feelings of malice and hostility among the community. We think this is an offense in line with Section 500 of the Penal Code.”
Secondly, he added that throughout the book, there were comments on procedures, prosecutions and investigation papers considered protected under the Official Secrets Act 1972 and should not be disclosed to the public.
“Our view of the writing is inappropriate and it violates the Official Secrets Act 1972,” he said.
Thirdly, Ahmad added Tommy Thomas’ views on the Deputy Prosecutors and also the entire Attorney General’s Chambers which are considered to invite negative perceptions of their duties as government officials and dedicated civil servants.
“For the three main reasons, I lodged a police report. Tommy Thomas must be investigated under Sections 3 and 4 (1) of the Sedition Act 1948, Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act 1972 and Section 500 of the Penal Code,” he said.