KUALA LUMPUR, July 31, 2015:
Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should be allowed to appear in public to explain if there is any basis in Sarawak Report’s exclusive about the purported draft of a charge sheet by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said Malaysians have a right to see and hear from Abdul Gani whether he was in the final drafting stage to charge Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for corruption when he was suddenly and summarily sacked as Attorney-General.
“Surely Gani has not disappeared into thin air since his sudden, summary and shocking sacking as Attorney-General, after he had answered press phone query to express his surprise and ignorance at the termination of his tenure.
“Surely Malaysia has not become a modern-day Stalinist Kremlin where a person could suddenly become a non-person and disappear into the Gulag (labour camps in former Soviet Union),” he told reporters at a press conference at the DAP headquarters today.
In Sarawak Report‘s latest allegation tonight, an image of an alleged draft charge sheet was published.
The blog alleged that Abdul Gani was in the process of drafting the charge sheet, which stated, “Pendakwa Raya lawan Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, Dato’ Shamsul Anuar bin Sulaiman“.
(“Public prosecutor v Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Datuk Shamsul Anuar Sulaiman”).
The site further claimed that the documents were sent to them following Abdul Gani’s removal as Attorney-General this week.
It was announced on July 28 that Abdul Gani’s services were terminated due to health reasons. Former Federal Court judge Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali was appointed as Abdul Gani’s successor.
The AGC has denied that the draft of the charge sheet was issued by the department.
In a tweet made by the Deputy Solicitor-General 1, Datuk Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah to Bernama on Thursday night, he said: “@bernamadotcom Draft pertuduhan yg diterbitkan oleh Sarawak Report tidak dibuat atau dikeluarkan oleh Jab Peguam Negara. Harap maklum.” (“The draft of the charge sheet published by Sarawak Report was not made or issued by the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Please take note.”)