Police record Tommy Thomas’ statement

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have opened investigations into a memoir titled My Story: Justice in the Wilderness by Tan Sri Tommy Thomas.

Federal Police secretary Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin in a statement today said they had also taken the former Attorney-General’s statement.

She said following instructions by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to investigate the possibility of wrongdoings by Thomas, an investigation was initiated by the police.

She said that an updated investigation paper will be referred again to the Attorney General’s Office on Oct 3 for further instructions.

The Prime Minister yesterday said the investigation would be conducted under Sections 124I and 203A of the Penal Code, Section 4 of the Sedition Act, Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act, and Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act.

Ismail Sabri said the special task force which took nine months to complete its report scrutinised every single allegation made by Thomas in his book.

“The team divided the 19 key issues into four categories: allegations against the judiciary, disclosure of government information and secrets, illegitimate action, abuse of power, professional negligence, and seditious statements.

“The special task force has also presented several recommendations to the government for the next course of action,” the Prime Minister said.

In his memoir, Thomas had written on the appointment of judges, excessive interference by the executive in the judiciary, and selective prosecution.


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