Rose wants AG’s role as prosecutor, govt advisor separated

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KUCHING, Nov 26: Non-governmental organisation Rise of Social Efforts (Rose) has called on the new Federal government to separate the Attorney-General’s role as a prosecutor and government advisor.

It said voters have learnt from the era of the Covid-19 pandemic and thereafter that they can no longer tolerate the ‘dua darjat’ treatment — one set of law for the elites and one for the common man.

“The new government must look into the separation of the role of Attorney-General so that the current dual role of prosecution and government advisor is separated,” it said in a statement yesterday.

The NGO also congratulated the newly appointed Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

At the same time, it reminded that the leader and members of the opposition bench must be allowed to play their role as the loyal opposition by competing on policy levels including the formation of a shadow cabinet.

“In these days of multi-party democracy, parties must view and conduct themselves as competitors and rivals, instead of enemies.

“Ultimately as the Malaysian electorate becomes smarter and more empowered they will determine each party’s fate in the next election,” it added. — DayakDaily