A-G looking into Deepak immunity

Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail says the matter will be studied carefully. 

Lisa J. Ariffin, FMT

The Attorney-General’s Chambers today confirmed it is looking into carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan’s request for immunity in return for “the truth” about Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.

Yesterday, Deepak submitted his letter for immunity to the A-G’s Chambers and had challenged Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail to respond within a month.

Abdul Gani said today the matter will be studied carefully and a response will be issued within the given time frame.

“We had just received it. Let us consider it carefully. We don’t even know head or tail of the matter,” he told FMT.

He said that it was unwise to make a “split second decision” during an investigation, adding that “even he [Deepak] had given a reasonable time for us to study the case”.

“Let us in all wisdom clear it [the issue] properly.”

Yesterday, Deepak said that it was the A-G’s responsibility to ensure action was taken against those responsible for the 2006 murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu.

In his letter to Gani, Deepak claimed that the details he had given to the press on Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor’s role in the gruesome murder was merely a smidgen of what he truly knew.

“I am willing to cooperate with the authoritative bodies in the country to provide further information on the prime minister’s involvement in the abuse of power involving his family, on the condition that I am given protection from any possible criminal prosecution…” he wrote.

But he told reporters today that even if the A-G’s Chambers refused to take action, he was optimistic that the truth would eventually come out.

“I will just hope that a change of government happens and they [Pakatan Rakyat] would take action.”

He added that he would do “all that is necessary” to ensure that truth would prevail.