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Posted on: October 16, 2008

AG’s meddling ‘confirmed’ in Anwar trials
Beh Lih Yi | Oct 15, 08 12:45pm
A high-level investigation has ‘confirmed’ that current attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail had abused his power to fabricate evidence in Anwar Ibrahim’s trials 10 years ago, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.


lim kit siang and dapThe claim was made by veteran politician Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor, left) while debating the Budget 2009 this morning.

Quoting unnamed sources, Lim told the House that he understands that solicitor-general Idrus Harun had carried out an investigation into the claims in July.

“I have come to know the solicitor-general has concluded that the AG had indeed abused his power to fabricate evidence against the Permatang Pauh MP (Anwar) and I am asking him to resign immediately now,” said Lim.

“How can we allow a criminal (to serve) as AG? What is happening to Malaysia?”

abdul gani patailmusa hassanThe allegation that Abdul Gani (left) and inspector-general of police Musa Hassan (right) had fabricated evidence in Opposition Leader Anwar’s trials 10 years ago resurfaced last week in a retired cop’s court documents.

Mat Zain Ibrahim, who had led the probe in the infamous ‘black eye incident’ involving Anwar in 1998, implied in the documents that Abdul Gani had delayed the investigation process and concealed important facts in the case from then AG, the late Mohtar Abdullah.

Abdul Gani was a senior deputy public prosecutor at the time.

anwar ibrahimAnwar (left) had made a similar claim against Abdul Gani and Musa in a police report in July, but the duo have denied the allegation.

The police chief has since filed a defamation suit against Anwar while Abdul Gani has threatened to do so as well.

Lim later told reporters in the Parliament lobby that the probe had been launched after Anwar filed the report.

Nazri: Not true at all

In a press conference held later this evening, de facto law minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz denied Lim’s claims, stating that an investigation on the matter was still underway.

He added that it was the Anti-Corruption Agency and not the solicitor general who was probing the matter.

“I would like to categorically deny the truth of his statement because the agency responsible to do the investigation is the ACA. It’s not true that the solicitor-general has investigated (the claim),” he told reporters at his office.

The minister explained that it was improper and there will be a conflict of interest if the solicitor-general was tasked to investigate the matter since Abdul Gani was Idrus’ immediate superior.

nazri abdul azizNazri also said that he has contacted the ACA which confirmed the matter was still under investigation.

“I have contacted the ACA. They have informed me that the investigation is still ongoing, (the case) is not closed,” stressed the minister, adding that he had no idea as to when the probe would be completed.

Nazri said he did not contact the solicitor-general as he did not see the need as the latter was not responsible for the investigation.

“I will assure you there is no bias in this case,” said Nazri

The ACA was tasked to investigate Anwar’s complaint after the prime minister assured that Abdul Gani and Musa would not be involved in the investigation to avoid conflict of interest.

The ACA later has also said they have the power to prosecute in this case.

‘Orang utan’ vs ‘babi hutan’

Earlier, the DAP stalwart had been involved in a fiery exchange with government backbenchers, trading barbs likening one another to orang utan and babi hutan (wild boar).

It began with Lim referring to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as the nation’s shortest-serving premier due to pressure on him to step down.

bung moktar radinThis sparked a shouting match when Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan, right) interjected and branded Lim as a “coward”.

Lim retorted by calling Bung Moktar “orang utan”.

“He is among the people who ran away to Taiwan (on a study tour) […] this is not a sanctuary for orang utan,” said the Ipoh Timor MP.

“This is babi hutan,” the Kinabatangan MP shot back.

Continuing his debate, Lim also hit out at Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, Court of Appeal president Zaki Azmi and police chief Musa.

He said Abdullah was not fit to be honoured as ‘Father of democracy’ by BN component party Gerakan at its annual national congress last weekend.

isa 3 teresa raja petra tan hoon cheng“I can’t believe how he can be called the ‘Father of democracy’ when the Internal Security Act was used against the Seputeh MP

Teresa Kok, a journalist, blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, the Hindraf leaders and many others who have been held for more than six years.

On top of that, newspapers also received show-cause letters. For five years he has failed (to reform), how can he do it in six months? Nobody can believe it.”

Moving on to Najib, the Ipoh Timor MP said the former has been implicated in a series of scandals ranging from the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case to questionable defence deals.

“Although the prime minister has said he fully backs the premier-in-waiting, it doesn’t solve the crisis of confidence that he (Najib) is facing,” said Lim.

Quadruple jump for judge?

On another matter, he expressed hope that Court of Appeal president Zaki Azmi, the judiciary’s No 2, will not be promoted to chief justice when Abdul Hamid Mohamad retires this month.

zaki azmi“We still remember the triple jump of Zaki (left) last year (from federal court judge to Court of Appeal president), are we going to see a quadruple jump (to chief justice) for him now?

“(If that is the case,) he will be the first Umno chief justice. Not only will we be unable to resolve the judicial crisis, but we will move into a darker episode of the judicial crisis.”

On Musa, Lim questioned why the he has been seen as a “lobbyist” for a RM20 billion contract to rent 34 helicopters from Asiacopter Sdn Bhd for 30 years, and a RM4.2 billion deal for a wireless digital communication network for the police force.

On the RM20 billion helicopter deal, the opposition politician alleged Musa had written a letter to the Finance Ministry seeking approval for direct negotiation instead of going through the normal tender process.


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Siphoning EPF money

On 'Why should Valuecap borrow from EPF?' Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud: MTUC condemns the government's move to bail out Valuecap to support the local stock market using RM5 billion from EPF, as the provident fund is the custodian of the workers' money and not some sort of ‘automated teller machine' for the government.
If at all the EPF were to lend its money to the government, it has to be under the condition that there be transparency and accountability in the activities for which the money has been purposed. We want to know who is doing what with the money that belongs to the workers. This is the hard-earned money of the workers, their retirement plan. How is this bailout plan going to benefit the workers? We also question the reason for this bailout. If the economic fundamentals in Malaysia are strong and reserves sufficient as has been stated several times by the government, then why is there a need to offer so much money to the GLCs? Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop should prove how the EPF would profit from this loan. Bernama had reported that Nor had given the assurance that the loan given out by EPF would reap profits for the fund judging from Valuecap's past performance. But where is the paperwork and calculations to show that this move will benefit the EPF? MTUC is concerned that the loan might be mismanaged or misused and this, in turn, would affect the returns for the contributors. Mere assurances are not enough. We want to proof that this RM5 billion will not go down the drain. (The writer is president, MTUC). Sharyn: The government wants to use our pension money to prop up the Malaysian stock market which is the playing field of the rich people. If so, the government must ensure that the EPF account holders - who are predominantly the poor to average citizens of Malaysia - be guaranteed all of our pension money with a compound 8% growth (interest). It's so selfish and sick of the government to use the poor's pension money to help the rich to make more money with all the risks taken by the poor/average citizen. We can better use the RM% billion loans to Valuecap for our children's education, shelter, medical bills etc. Why not get those rich people to prop up the share market instead? Why should they park their money overseas and gamble with our EPF money instead? Kumar14: Who is behind this Valuecap organisation? Why suddenly, this separate entity is allowed to access funds from the EPF? Are they capable enough to handle it or is it just another desperate and blind move? It has been a very infamous trend where the people's funds are channeled to a company for investment purposes and suddenly POP! the funds disappear and there is nobody to be held responsible but a RM2 shell company. Charge who? Sue whom? The RM2 company (just a registered name)? We have seen this many times. People in power and with connections allow such things to go through and reap/rob the people's wealth and then blame it on organisations which actually don't exist. What if a lot of EPF funds are looted via such scams and nobody is to be pointed at? Where will the government get the funds to replenish the EPF? The people are very bored, disappointed, angry and frustrated at seeing all these dumb and unaccounted for measures being allowed by the government with lame excuses. Please, somebody verify the true purpose, integrity and capability of anybody attempting to use the people's fund.

Raja Petra

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