Any DPP can charge A-G, says Mat Zain

(TMI) KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — A former senior police officer called today on deputy public prosecutors to show the “courage and will” to charge the Attorney-General with abuse of power.

Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim dismissed the notion that Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail is the sole Public Prosecutor as section 376(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) allows his subordinates to bring criminal charges against anyone to court.

“Any DPP has the power to prosecute the A-G if they want to, anyone amongst them who has the courage and will. No one can stop them, not even the prime minister,” the retired city criminal investigation chief said.

Mat Zain has repeatedly accused Abdul Gani (picture) of abuses of power, beginning with the 1998 Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s black eye.

He has also claimed that an independent three-man panel had investigated criminal allegations against the A-G and one of them concluded the A-G had tampered with three expert reports in the black eye RCI.

“After all, it was just a DPP and not the Solicitor-General or the head of the Prosecution Department of the A-G’s Chambers who closed the investigation on the A-G,” Mat Zain said in a statement today.

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