Apandi Could Be Probed if Reports Made Against Him

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The Home Affairs Ministry will investigate former Attorney-General (A-G) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali if there are reports lodged against him, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today.

Home Minister Muhyiddin was responding to questions on whether there were active investigations against Apandi.

“Well, it depends, if there are any reports,” he said.

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“But then again, if there are any reports against any parties, whether it is the A-G or not, the home ministry will also investigate, and look into whether the case is a prima facie case,” he added.

Apandi has been replaced by senior lawyer Tommy Thomas as A-G following the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V’s royal assent last night.

He had been placed on garden leave by the prime minister prior to his removal.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had said last month that Apandi would be vetted for wrongdoing, adding that he might have undermined his own credibility by hiding evidence of wrongdoings in the 1MDB case.

“If he has hidden evidence, that is a wrongdoing. That is wrong in the law,” Mahathir said.