Bar Council Proposes Ambiga for A-G

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While Attorney-General Apandi Ali has been told to go on leave and possibly barred from leaving the country, the Bar Council has proposed former Bersih 2.0 chairman Ambiga for the A-G post.

The Bar Council has proposed its former president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan for the post of attorney-general.

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Its president George Varughese said Ambiga would be a perfect candidate to ensure the independence of the Attorney-General’s Chambers since she wasn’t a politician.

“If Ambiga is appointed as the new AG, she would ensure that the chambers would be free from political influences and interference,” Malaysiakini quoted him as saying today.

“Ambiga enjoys the confidence and support of the Malaysian Bar should she be chosen for the post.”

He earlier urged the new government to remove the public prosecutorial role from the Attorney-General, saying it is a necessary step to strengthen the independence of public prosecutors.

Varughese said it was crucial to separate the office of the Attorney-General from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, with the Attorney General only acting as adviser to the government, and a separate Director of Public Prosecution making decisions on matters of prosecution. – The Sun