Tommy credits appointment to God, mother, prayers and God’s miracle

The newly appointed attorney-general thanks members of his church and the Christian community for their prayers in churches.

(FMT) – Attorney-General Tommy Thomas has thanked the Christian community in Malaysia for their support through prayers held in churches, saying he believed his recent appointment to the top legal post was a “miracle” from God.

“When I’m in church, to a Christian audience, I can tell you, that I was appointed because of God’s miracles. God has answered our prayers. 

“But actually my mother’s prayers,” Tommy told a Sunday mass yesterday at the St Thomas Mar Thoma Church in Kuala Lumpur.

The Mar Thoma church is frequented by the Christians of the Syrian Coptic denomination, which Tommy belongs to.

Tommy, 66, was confirmed as AG by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong last week, after a short impasse that led to speculation that his appointment failed to get royal consent. 

Speaking to church goers, Tommy attributed his appointment to the “power of prayer and miracle”.

“Thousands of Christians and churches prayed for me, so it is really a miracle. So I thank God. That’s why I was appointed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tommy, who has shunned mobile phones, said he had no choice but to finally buy one.

“I resisted buying a handphone over 20 years,” he said, adding that so much happened during his two-and-a-half days at the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

“The transition was unbelievable,” he added.