Attorney-general accused of concealing evidence of wrongdoing

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KUCHING, May 11: Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali might not be the nation’s top public prosecutor for long, reports Malaysiakini.

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad accused him of concealing evidence of wrongdoing and said that Apandi has undermined his own credibility.

“He has, in fact, hidden evidence of wrongdoing and that is wrong in law,” he told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today, in response to a question on the 1MDB scandal.

In January 2016, Apandi cleared former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of any wrongdoing with regard to the RM2.6 billion in the latter’s bank accounts, which Najib claimed was a ‘donation’ from Saudi royalty, and not from 1MDB.

Today, Dr Mahathir stressed that any action taken would follow the law.

“We have to do what is permitted by the law of this country. For that, we will have to consult the administrators and the lawyers to find out (whether) what we do is in keeping with the law of this country.

“But our intention is to go after people who have shown to have a tendency to be corrupt or who have committed known crimes,” he said.

Apandi, when contacted, told Malaysiakini his conscience was clear.

“My conscience is clear. Anyway, I will cross the bridge when I come to it.

“What is of utmost importance is that the rule of law shall prevail and whatever action to be taken or done by anyone must be in accordance to the law, in particular, the supreme law, i.e. the Federal Constitution.” — DayakDaily