Ex-AG Thomas believed to have committed 4 offences, says Ismail
The prime minister lists the Penal Code, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act and the Official Secrets Act.
(Bernama) – Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob today said former attorney-general Tommy Thomas is believed to have committed four offences based on the investigation into the contents of his memoir, “My Story: Justice In the Wilderness”.
He said the offences were under the Penal Code, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act and the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
“We will leave this to the relevant authorities. If it is an MACC case, MACC will investigate. If it is under the Penal Code, the police will investigate,” he said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur when asked about developments in the investigation.
Ismail said the report by the special task force that looked into Thomas’ memoir had been declassified and was now available on the website of the legal affairs division of the Prime Minister’s Department.
The publication of the memoir in January 2021 caused a public uproar resulting in some 244 reports lodged by various individuals and groups against Thomas.