KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 – Party President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi questioned former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas as to whether there was really an inteference by PH government during their 22 months administraton as he alleged in his memoir ‘My Story: Justice in the Wilderness’.
He said nobody wants to dispute or question the post of Attorney General under the Constitution and also on Article 145 (3) and the power vested on him.
“What the want to know is whether there was a political interference by PH on the AG, Judiciary and Security institution after the 14th General Election (GE-14). Tommy should be more ‘gentleman’ and take responsibility for what he has written in his own memoir.
“He must unravel everything. As the former AG, he should have better understand that ‘justice’ is about the truth,” said the Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman in a FB posting.
Zahid said the truth should be told to clear the air.
“His revelation raises the question of the possibility of political interference in the institution of the Attorney General, Judiciary and Security during the country’s 22 -month government (PH) administration,” he added.
“The truth will answer more questions on what happened after May 9, 2018… among the reasons why Tommy Thomas refused to cooperate was because the position of Attorney General under the Constitution, and the task force could affect the independence of the AG Chamber.
“He also gave reason that the Attorney-General as the Public Prosecutor is empowered at his discretion to open or stop any legal proceedings,” he said.