Attorney General’s position under threat? Reportedly in Mahathir camp’s sights

(TMI) – Abdul Gani Patail’s position as Attorney General appears under threat as reports and sources say former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has met several people to discuss the top government lawyer’s misdeeds.

This appears so, judging by what former top cop Mat Zain Ibrahim narrated in a meeting attended by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and  prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

Mat Zain was reported by the news portal Malaysiakini of having received a surprise phone call from Shafee about three months ago urging him to attend a meeting with the former prime minister.

On August 10, three days after Hari Raya, Mat Zain, the former Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigations Department director, met Shafee at the lawyer’s office-cum-residence in Bukit Tunku.

At the meeting, the two was said to have discussed the alleged “misconduct” of Gani, including the highly publicised case on Pulau Batu Puteh – the island off Johor that Malaysia lost to Singapore in a legal dispute before the International Court of Justice in 2008.