Law minister: Special task force probing Tommy Thomas’ book lists 19 points requiring ‘further attention’

Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, Aug 29: The special task force looking into allegations by former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas in his book titled “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness” have identified 19 points that require ‘further attention’ by the government.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the final report was presented and handed over to him yesterday (Aug 28).

“The final report was prepared through document research and 19 consultation sessions with relevant parties.

“Among others, the task force has identified 19 important issues from the book that require further attention from the government.

“Next, the final report will be presented to the Federal Cabinet in the near future to obtain instructions and a mandate regarding the follow-up action that needs to be implemented,” he said in a statement today.

Wan Junaidi also disclosed that the report has been prepared by the special task force over a period of nine months which is from Dec 2021 to Aug 2022.

“An interim report was presented to the monitoring committee on April 18 this year,” he added.

The special task force was appointed by the Cabinet on Dec 22 last year to focus on fact-finding regarding the allegations in Thomas’ book.

It is chaired by Sarawak legal advisor and former State attorney general Dato Sri Fong Joo Chung.

After Thomas published his book in January last year, more than 100 police reports were made against him, with a significant number coming from United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) members. — DayakDaily