Pakatan Harapan critics are being hypocritical for surrounding the Rome Statute in controversy, as it was the former Barisan Nasional (BN) government that had decided to ratify it, said Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.
Thomas said the BN administration had decided in March 2011 to ratify the statute, but it was not implemented.
“The Pakatan Harapan government decided to implement a decision by the former government,” he said at a forum on the Rome Statute in Kuala Lumpur today.
“This is the hypocrisy of the debate around this subject. It has been made controversial by lies and misconceptions.”
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia had backtracked on its promise to ratify the statute fearing that it would be used by certain “deep state” actors to overthrow the PH government. – TMI