Anwar: Separating powers of AG and Public Prosecutor needs careful study

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Many have agreed with the proposed separation of powers.

The proposed separation of powers between the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and the Public Prosecutor’s office is already being studied, but its implementation is complicated and requires more time as it involves financial implications, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Prime Minister said that in principle, many have agreed with the proposed separation of powers, but its implementation is still being refined as it may involve additional financial implications of almost RM300 million.


“But I agree that (the financial implications) is not the main consideration because what’s important is to ensure a prosecution process that is transparent and independent,” he said during Prime Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat Tuesday (March 28).

He said this in reply to a supplementary question from Chiew Choon Man (Miri-PH) on whether the government is ready to separate the Public Prosecutor’s office from the AGC in the near future, in order to prevent selective political prosecution.