Apandi Doing Disservice Staying On as AG

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The AG appears unfazed by the many calls for his resignation.

Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali is doing a disservice to the country by staying on as the Attorney-General when Malaysia is firmly on the path to becoming a normal democracy, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said today.

“Is Apandi Ali going to create dubious history by denying Malaysia with an Attorney-General for more than a month in a most crucial period in the nation’s history?” he asked in a statement issued today.

“Today marks the full three weeks since the watershed day on May 9 when Malaysians surprised the world that they are capable of national self-correction and self-renewal by effecting a peaceful and democratic transition of power.”

The Iskandar Puteri MP said he fully agreed with the Amanah MP for Sepang, Hanipa Maidin, that the power accorded to the attorney-general to determine not to initiate criminal proceedings cannot protect the latter if he is found to have abused that discretion in order to protect criminals.

The discretion to decide on criminal charges was accorded to attorney-generals in the constitution, there was no such thing as “absolute discretion”, especially if discretion was misused, he said. – The Sun