Guan Eng pours scorn on ‘BN’ A-G

The DAP leader takes a swipe at Abdul Gani Patail regarding his assurance on the Sabah RCI, saying that the public has no confidence in the latter.

Priscilla Prasena, FMT

In a scathing attack against Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the public has no confidence in the former.

He was responding to Gani’s assurance that action will be taken where criminal elements are involved concerning the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the issuance of identity cards to illegal immigrants in Sabah.

Lim dismissed Gani’s assurance as “meaningless” as the AG failed to act on Perkasa over the call to burn Malay bibles containing the word “Allah”.

“Gani has demonstrated an upsetting tendency of delaying or even not acting on cases which involve Barisan Nasional leaders, their cronies or anyone relevant to them.

“Nothing exemplifies such prosecutorial cowardice and double-standard as his refusal to act against Perkasa for calling for bibles to be burnt with the ridiculous excuse that the bible has not been burnt and he will only act when the bible is actually burnt,” he said in a press statement.

However, the DAP secretary-general noted that Gani appeared to display “extreme prejudice and bravery” when taking action against Pakatan Rakyat leaders such as DAP’s Karpal Singh for sedition.

“Gani’s promises that he will act if there are criminal offences sounds even more empty following the denial of the BN government as shown in the recent horrific death of security guard C Sugumaran last week while being handcuffed by the police.

“Sugumaran’s death followed a string of custodial death victims such as Chang Ching Te in Subang this year and the previous years of A Kugan as well as 16-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah, who was shot dead by the police,” said Lim.

The chief minister accused the AG of being politically partisan to the point of blindly parroting the BN’s line that the RCI is transparent and that it is a promise fulfilled.

Lim said the time has come for Malaysians to remove a political attorney-general who serves no function except to serve his political masters.

“Malaysians deserve a legal attorney-general who fulfills his or her statutory obligation to uphold the law without fear or favour in a professional and impartial manner.

“There can be no justice for all when cronies and supporters of BN leaders enjoy legal immunity for breaking the law while law-abiding citizens are punished because they dare to dissent and oppose BN,” he added.