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MACC submits 1MDB report, AG greenlights MLA requests

  • Jun 12, 2018
Malaysia has okayed requests for Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) from several countries on the 1MDB affair, announced the attorney-general today.In a statement, newly minted AG Tommy Thomas (above) said this was done after his office received investigation papers on the scandal from the MACC this afternoon."We will require time to review the papers but we appreciate the urgency and sensitivity of our tasks."In order to effectively discharge our duties, I have appointed a team to study the papers w
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Tommy credits appointment to God, mother, prayers and miracle

  • Jun 11, 2018
The newly appointed attorney-general thanks members of his church and the Christian community for their prayers in churches.PETALING JAYA: 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 p
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New AG promises to spare no one in 1MDB probe

  • Jun 6, 2018
New attorney-general Tommy Thomas has made it his immediate priority to handle criminal proceedings against alleged wrongdoers involved in the 1MDB affair. "All are equal before the law and no one will be spared. There will be no cover-up," he declared during a press conference after assuming office today.Thomas said he would be studying investigation papers and contacting other jurisdictions for assistance in investigations and the repatriation of funds. His second priority was to rep
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Anwar: Islam, Malay rights not affected by Tommy Thomas appointment

  • Jun 6, 2018
The appointment of Tommy Thomas as the new attorney-general will not affect the status of Islam as well as the special rights and privileges of the Malays in the country, said Pakatan Harapan de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.He said this was because every person appointed as the attorney-general is bound by the Federal Constitution and can only act as per the powers enshrined in the constitution.“He (attorney-general) cannot breach (the Federal Constitution). This was the concern expressed by the
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Abim: Resolution to AG impasse gives monarchy an image boost

  • Jun 5, 2018
The conclusion to the apparent impasse over the appointment of the new attorney-general has helped reaffirm the authority of the constitutional monarchy to uphold the aspirations and hope of the public, said the Muslim Youth Movement (Abim). In a statement today, Abim secretary-general Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz, in welcoming the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's decision, said the consultative approach adopted by the monarch had avoided a possible constitutional crisis. "Abim hopes that following t
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DPM: Don't fret over non-Muslim AG, constitution protects Islam

  • Jun 5, 2018
There is no issue of Islam and Malay interests being undermined just because new attorney-general Tommy Thomas is not a Muslim, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail assured. "We have the Federal Constitution which is clear, and whoever is the attorney-general must uphold the constitution. "Islam is the official religion, with freedom for other religions. The (position of the) royal institution, Bahasa Melayu, that is accepted by all Malaysians," Wan Azizah told Malaysiakini in an
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Agong consents to Thomas as AG, Apandi sacked

  • Jun 5, 2018
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has given his consent to the appointment of Tommy Thomas as the new attorney-general.Comptroller of the Royal Household Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz said His Majesty had, on the advice of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, given his consent to the appointment according to Article 145 (1) of the Federal Constitution.“The Yang di-Pertuan Agong also called on all Malaysians to accept that the appointment of the attorney-general should not create religious o
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Report: Anwar to meet Agong tonight on AG impasse

  • Jun 4, 2018
Ahead of the Conference of Rulers meeting tomorrow on the impasse over the appointment of Tommy Thomas as the next attorney-general, Anwar Ibrahim is seeking an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong tonight to discuss the matter.According to The Malaysian Insight, the de facto PKR leader had already met with seven rulers – including the sultan of Johor, who he saw for the second time last night – to assure that Malay rights would be safeguarded in case a non-Muslim AG is appointed."My duty
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Why question Thomas as AG now, but not Apandi back then?

  • Jun 4, 2018
MP SPEAKS | Being a newly elected MP, I carry on my shoulders the weight and the mandate of the people that have voted in a Pakatan Harapan government.In order for Harapan to deliver, we need an attorney-general that is capable of handling the various hot issues that the current government is unravelling.The question then is why have blockades and obstacles been put up to the appointment of the new AG now, when Mohamed Apandi Ali's appointment in 2015 was met with silence? I think the peopl
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Uphold Federal Constitution in the appointment of AG

  • Jun 4, 2018
COMMENT | The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) welcomes the candidacy of Tommy Thomas as attorney-general (AG) and commends the new Pakatan Harapan government for putting forward a highly competent and credible candidate for the position.We are, however, gravely concerned with the impasse between the prime minister and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the matter, allegedly due to the fact that Thomas is not a Malay or Muslim.Bersih supports the candidacy of Thomas on the following gro
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