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AG: Equanimity to be liquidated if nobody else lays claim

  • Aug 14, 2018
The Equanimity will be liquidated if nobody else besides 1MDB lays claim over the superyacht in the next two to three months, said attorney-general Tommy Thomas.Following this, the government would keep the funds in a fixed deposit.Thomas said the legal process would be done through the Admiralty High Court in Kuala Lumpur and the government would apply for the necessary orders.The yacht, which is estimated to be worth RM1 billion, has been linked to fugitive financier Jho Low, who is accused of
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You'll be prosecuted - AG warns civil servants who leak info

  • Aug 14, 2018
Civil servants who sabotage or leak information will be prosecuted if there is sufficient evidence warned attorney-general Tommy Thomas.Acknowledging the existence of this problem, he noted how Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had told the media that he was concerned about civil servants leaking information to the previous government."If you ask any minister, they are facing the same problem as well. This is due to the civil servants being too long under the previous regime (BN)."I am sure the
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Syed Saddiq meets AG to discuss letting 18-year-olds vote

  • Jul 25, 2018
Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has met attorney-general Tommy Thomas today to discuss reducing the minimum voting age to 18 years old.In a statement today, he said it was a pleasure to meet the attorney-general and he hopes to table the necessary legislative amendments to the cabinet and the Parliament soon.Syed Saddiq said the change will give youth more clout in the nation’s policymaking.“It means politicians from all sides must fight for the interest of young people an
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Yoursay: We need a good AG, not just a Malay-speaking AG

  • Jul 9, 2018
YOURSAY | 'The past AGs were all very good in BM, but did they do a good job for our country?'OMG!: Former minister Rais Yatim says, "It is not like we want to make English the official language, if this should happen, when our leaders do not care to converse in Bahasa Melayu, then our country's development will plummet." Is this true? What does development entail? More roads and hypermarkets? More kleptocrats roaming freely about? Maddened Umno mobs ranting "Melayu! Melayu!"? Clearly, the
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Najib's trial dates not fixed yet, clarifies AGC

  • Jul 5, 2018
The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) today clarified that the trial dates for the criminal breach of trust and abuse of power cases against former premier Najib Abdul Razak have not been fixed as reported by some media yesterday.In a statement, the chambers said the High Court had only indicated, based on the calendar of the judge, what dates were free for the trial."The High Court made it clear that the dates would only be fixed after the case is next mentioned in court on Aug 8."Trial dates f
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Lawyer: Up to judge to decide language used in court

  • Jul 5, 2018
A Penang Gerakan leader has come out in defence of Attorney-General Tommy Thomas' preference for the use of English in court when charging former prime minister Najib Razak for four counts of abuse of power and criminal breach of trust involving SRC International funds.The party's national legal and human rights lawyer Baljit Singh that the judge has the "ultimate discretion" to decide which language is used in his or her court."The judge will decide on which language to use based on the interes
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AG assures Najib trial will be fair

  • Jul 4, 2018
Attorney-general Tommy Thomas has assured the public that former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak will be given a fair trial in his criminal breach of trust and graft case.He said this today after court proceedings today in which Najib pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal breach of trust and one for abuse of power in relations to funds linked to SRC International, a former subsidiary of beleaguered state investment arm 1MDB.Addressing fear the accused would not be accorded due process
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EC must hire their own lawyers for election petitions, says AG

  • Jun 22, 2018
The Attorney-General's Chambers will not represent the Election Commission in any of the upcoming election petition hearings. In view of this, the EC would have to hire their own private lawyers. In a statement today, attorney-general Tommy Thomas said the government could not supply lawyers because of the potential for conflict of interest. "Members of the government are invariably parties to such election petitions, whether as members of Parliament, state assemblypersons or defe
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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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