Former prime minister Najib Razak has called on the government to charge Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali in court for allegedly violating a quarantine order in July.
He said that the decision by the attorney-general’s chambers (AGC) to take no action against the plantation industries and commodities minister would provide ammunition to the opposition to attack the government.
“As I have suggested before, the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government should withdraw the NFA (no further action) directive and continue its charges against the PAS minister as many consider it to be unfair and double standard.
“Do not give free political capital to Pakatan Harapan (PH). Let the judge decide,” he wrote in a Facebook post today.
Yesterday, Attorney-General Idrus Harun said there was insufficient evidence to put forth any charges against Khairuddin.
The AGC found there was no home surveillance or observation order issued to the minister for him to observe the quarantine, as stipulated under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
Earlier, politicians from DAP and Umno also questioned the AGC for not prosecuting Khairuddin.
They said it looked like the government was not firm about acting against those who flout the law, adding that the attorney-general owed the public an explanation on the decision.
Najib also urged the PN government to withdraw several other NFA directives previously issued by the AGC under the PH government.
“The government needs to withdraw the PH-era NFA decisions and continue court charges for the BNM (Bank Negara Malaysia) Forex RM33 billion scandal involving Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the RM1.5 billion Sabah Water case involving Shafie Apdal.
“This is just fair. NFA for all three cases should be withdrawn.” – TMI