Sunday, August 25

Police need time to investigate report on Anwar – AG

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SINTOK: The police should be given more time to investigate the reports from various parties following the exposure of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s plan to take over the government on Sept 16, 2008.Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said when police investigation had been completed  according to the law, only then would his department take the follow-up action.

“Let the police investigate in a fair and legal manner. I cannot specify the time frame for them,” he told reporters after giving a Career Briefing To Law Students of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, here yesterday.

He was responding to questions on the police reports lodged by various parties at the end of last month following the exposure on Anwar by Bayan Baru Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim.

He said the police needed to carry out a comprehensive and fair investigation on the exposure.

Various parties had lodged police reports recently calling for an investigation to be carried out on the allegation that Anwar had used  the name of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who had purportedly consented that he became the sixth prime minister if his plan to form the government on Sept 16 had materialised.

In another development, Abdul Ghani suggested that all institutions of higher learning provided Legal Aid Centres (LAC) to assist the lower-income group in getting legal services besides becoming a medium to raise the quality of the universities and their graduates. He said every individual who had legal problems should seek legal services to assist them in court. — Bernama