AG Gani should be suspended over alleged misdeeds, says Anwar 

(TMI) – Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should be suspended immediately in the wake of allegations purportedly made by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the AG’s Chambers had employed two American agents.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the allegations were shocking and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should give an immediate response on the issue to either clarify the allegations or deny them.

“The recent revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden which exposed a global espionage network by the United States, Australia and other countries conducted on Malaysian soil has been nothing short of alarming,” Anwar said in a statement today.

“However, Najib has remained silent about the issue and the latest allegations are shameful and scandalous. As the country’s leader, Najib should step forward and clear the air,” he urged.

“The wall of silence surrounding Najib and Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is symptomatic of a larger problem which is affecting Putrajaya. Demands for transparency and accountability continue to be made in vain as it falls on deaf ears.”

Anwar said Gani also owed the public an explanation on the allegations surrounding him and his office. Anwar added that there were also other allegations of Gani’s illegal and conspiratorial activities linked to his office.

Former city Criminal Investigation Department head Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim had lodged numerous reports which contained damning allegations against Gani, Anwar said. The AG’s failure to deny these allegations means he is culpable of the alleged wrongdoings and he should be suspended from office immediately.