Wan Azizah: Cops asked me 4 questions over Thomas’ book

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Former deputy prime minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says the police asked her four questions over their probe into former attorney-general Tommy Thomas’ book “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness”.

Having given her statement, Wan Azizah said she was then asked to answer the questions as Thomas’ book mentioned her name.

Her lawyer, William Leong, told the media that the Pandan MP was not under investigation by the police but had only been summoned to assist in the probe into the book’s contents.

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, who was among those outside Bukit Aman in a show of support for her mother, urged home minister Hamzah Zainudin to cease “intimidating” opposition political leaders.

Separately, several opposition MPs and assemblymen had been summoned by the Dang Wangi and Brickfields police today over a memorandum as well as protest against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief Azam Baki on two different days last week.

They are Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil, Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lim Yi Wei, Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran and Ketari assemblyman Young Syefura Othman.

Earlier, Bukit Aman criminal investigation department director Abd Jalil Hassan said Wan Azizah’s statement was a “normal procedure in any investigation”.

It was reported that a special task force investigating allegations by Thomas in his book held its first meeting on Dec 23.

The team is understood to be looking into several allegations, including the appointment of judges, excessive interference by the executive in the judiciary, and selective prosecution.

Thomas’s book, published early last year, had been criticised by various parties, including the Attorney-General’s Chambers, lawyers, politicians, and the public, for allegedly containing elements of incitement, insult, and slander. – FMT