Tommy Thomas pledges full cooperation with cops over book investigations

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Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas pledged today to cooperate with ongoing police investigations related to the contents of his memoir “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness” which is alleged to have defamed and insulted various parties.

Thomas’ lawyer, Sangeet Kaur said her client has extended the pledge to Inspector-General Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador in relation to three investigations papers (IP) the police is currently probing.

“We have written to the Inspector-General of Police (Abdul Hamid Bador) extending our client’s fullest cooperation to give statements,” she was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.

Federal CID director Datuk Huzir Mohamed recently disclosed that the police have opened three IPs against Thomas and that investigations were carried out by Bukit Aman’s Classified Criminal Investigation Unit.

“One of the investigation papers opened is in accordance with Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation and another investigation paper is opened in accordance with (leaking information) and Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act 1972.

“The third investigation paper was opened in accordance with Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 (acts that have a tendency to incite),” Huzir was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, Thomas’ memoir has hit top spot on Amazon bestseller list.

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The kindle-edition of “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness” jumped to the top spot in the category of new releases on biographies of lawyers and judges, inching ahead of United States vice president Kamala Harris’ biography.

The 242-page revelatory biography of the first Black woman to be elected vice-president of the United States, “Kamala’s Way”, was released on January 12 this year.

Thomas’ candid memoir was released on January 30, already becoming a major bestseller in Malaysia with the publisher going into a third print.

The book is unavailable at the moment in Malaysian bookstores, pending the new print. – MMO

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