For far too long the AG has absolutely been the most powerful man in the country. No cases go to court unless he says so…..and whispers along the corridors of the Palace of Justice says that HE just has to whisper into some eager ears and presto the NFA stamp can get one off SCOT FREE! And we are not talking about any murder rap!
That is ABSOLUTE POWER! Yes? But not so this time! Over brunch this afternoon, Max my kaki banged the table and said: He is fucked this time, big time!
Will MACC do the needful? If Abu Kassim has short memory, let me remind him of what he said close to 2 years ago:
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 2010– Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed said today he would step down if any complaint made to the MACC, including against Cabinet ministers, went uninvestigated.
“If no investigation is carried out on any report, even against Cabinet ministers, I am willing to go down,” he said during a question-and-answer session on the final day today of the three-day Malaysian Law Conference here.
Previously, Gani was also alleged to have received gratification for his and his family’s haj trip, which was alleged to have been paid for by an alleged shady character, Shahidan Shafie.
Even the Malaysian Bar has raised questions over this affair, but he has been cleared by the MACC.
Besides this, Gani is also alleged to be involved in framing former Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Ramli Yusuff and his men in the Copgate affair, and also in Anwar Ibrahim’s black-eye investigations as alleged by former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Mat Zain Ibrahim.
Pressure is mounting for attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail to be investigated for corruption and abuse of power after former Ho Hup Bhd managing director Low Tuck Choy lodged a police report recently asking why the authorities have not begun investigations.
Low claimed that Ho Hup’s invoice, with Gani's name on it, which was put up on a blog last year is genuine, and questioned Deputy Minister Liew Vui Kong’s statement in Parliament last month that the authorities were mulling whether to begin investigations.
“I must also highlight the fact there have been feelings of eeriness and concern among the corporate sector if nothing is done to investigate the AG, although proof of him receiving gratification to take sides and abuse his powers in a commercial dispute are in abundance.”
“I am lodging this police report to urge the authorities to commence investigation against Gani and I am ready, willing and able to assist the authorities to get to the bottom of the matter for the sake of justice and good governance,” Low says in the report.
Gani has denied any involvement or receiving gratification in the Ho Hup affair, but Social Just Care chairperson Robert Phang has called on Gani to come clean in the investigations.
It has also been reported that the MACC is keeping mum over the allegations.
If Abu Kassim has lost his hearing aid and dentures, can the Inspector General of Police arrest the AG even if Najib plays blind and dumb?