Anwar, Karpal turn to AG over claim that RM50 million paid as legal fees, bribe


V. Anbalagan, TMI

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Karpal Singh have sought the help of the Attorney General (AG) on the status of their police reports against a Barisan Nasional election candidate who alleged that Anwar paid a huge amount of money to Karpal.

Last August, the opposition leaders lodged the reports at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters against defeated Permatang Pauh candidate, Mazlan Ismail.

Mazlan had said that he had received more than 6,000 anonymous letters stating that Anwar gave Karpal RM50 million as legal fees, as well as bribe the prosecution and the judiciary.

Karpal said he has written to AG Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, to know the status of their reports made on August 4.

“There is no letting up on this matter. We want Gani, who is also the public prosecutor, to tell us what is going on,” the veteran lawyer told The Malaysian Insider.

He said they were relying on a provision in the Criminal Procedure Code to assert their rights to keep them informed about the progress of the case.

“The police have yet to call us to record our statements and I am inclined to believe that no investigation was started,” he added.

Karpal said he had earlier written to the officer-in-charge of the Petaling Jaya police district but there was no reply.