KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3, 2015:

In his first official public appearance since leaving office, the jovial former Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has assured the public that he is doing well.

“I am on dialysis three times a week. I still read, do work like looking after my grandchildren.

“Sometimes, I entertain my good friends like those here. I am functioning well,” Abdul Gani told those attending a forum at the Straits Trading Building tonight.

He said this is response to a question on his health when he attended the forum titled “Sosma: Wolf in sheep’s clothing?” organised by the Bar Council here.

It was clear that many who attended were there to see the man himself who has not spoken in public since he was replaced as A-G, except for a brief comment he gave following the death of deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais.

Currently on retirement, the former A-G participated in the forum with Bar Council president Steven Thiru and others before a crowd of some 150.

Many took the opportunity to ask him questions on the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) while others were curious about the way he left office back in July.

To non-Sosma related questions, Abdul Gani refrained from commenting, assuring those attending and the media that this would not be the last time he would appear in public.

“I’ll be back. We will save it for another day, otherwise it won’t be interesting.

“Of course, you will see me again. I like you all,” he told the media before leaving at the end of the forum tonight.

His presence at the forum was his first public appearance after his dismissal in July, when he was replaced by Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

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