Zaid wants review on AG’s decision not to prosecute Najib

Source: FMT News

Former law minister says AG’s decision is unreasonable and constitutes an improper exercise of discretion.

Pic taken from FMT News

Pic taken from FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim wants a judicial review of two decisions made by Attorney-General Apandi Ali in regard to the cases of RM2.6 billion and RM42 million from SRC International channelled into the personal bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2013.

In a statement issued today, Zaid said he had applied to the High Court for relief, by way of judicial review, on the matter of the AG’s decision not to prosecute Prime Minister Najib Razak under the appropriate provisions of the Penal Code and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

He also wanted a judicial review of the AG’s decision to direct the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to close its files on the investigation into offences possibly committed by Najib.

“The substantive grounds of my application are: The decision of the Attorney-General was unreasonable and constituted an improper exercise of discretion.

“The Attorney-General is under a constitutional duty to exercise the discretion conferred on him by the provisions of Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution with due consideration, reasonably in the public interest and with a sense of justice,” Zaid said. Read more

How can a T-shirt harm national security? Bersih asks Putrajaya

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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Last year, the government gazetted a fresh order by the Home Ministry, banning all items related to the Bersih 4 mass demonstration, and any item of clothing in its signature yellow bearing the rally’s name. ― File pic

SHAH ALAM, Feb 2 ― Bersih 2.0 said today that it was unreasonable of the home minister to ban its T-shirts promoting the polls reform group’s Bersih 4 rally on grounds of national security.

In Bersih 2.0’s lawsuit against the home minister, the group’s lead counsel Edmund Bon said logic would dictate that such a ban was unreasonable.

“There is no evidence that a T-shirt can lead to prejudice to national security and public order. I think that is logical, no reasonable person can say a T-shirt can lead to prejudice to national security and public order,” he said at the High Court here. Read more

The Attorney General Must Reconsider MACC’s Investigation Papers on the Transfer of Funds into the Personal Bank Accounts of the Prime Minister – Bar Council

Press Release

The Attorney General Must Reconsider MACC’s Investigation Papers on the Transfer of Funds into the Personal Bank Accounts of the Prime Minister

The Malaysian Bar is gravely concerned over the Attorney General’s decision of 26 January 2016 on the three investigation papers submitted to him by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) concerning the transfer of USD681 million (“the purported donation”) and the transfer of funds from SRC International Sdn Bhd (“SRC”), both into the personal bank accounts of the Prime Minister.  The Attorney General has declared that he is satisfied that no criminal offence has been committed by the Prime Minister, and instructed MACC to close the three investigation papers. Read more