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Published: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 7:30:04 AM

A-G refutes HK account claims

KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said allegations of his wrongdoings could be easily disproved but Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli chose to go through a lot of trouble to discredit him.

Refuting claims that he and his family members had dealings via banks in Hong Kong, Gani said: “If there is such (account), then it must be a miracle and I would like to know myself.”

He added that all Rafizi needed to do was do a company search with the Hong Kong Securities Commission for details.

Rafizi’s claim followed allegations by former CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim that he had a statutory declaration accusing Gani of taking bribes to ensure the Malaysian legal team lost in the Pulau Batu Puteh case against Singapore in 2008.

Gani had reportedly told Bernama on Tuesday he was prepared to give Rafizi a letter of authority if the PKR strategy director wants to check his accounts in Hong Kong or in any country over the millions of dollars that had purportedly been deposited into his (the A-G’s) account as a bribe in the overlapping claim on the island at the International Court of Justice.

Repeating his offer yesterday, Gani said: “There is no need to trouble people. Just come and see me and I will sign the letter (authorisation letter) for him.”

The A-G was speaking to reporters after attending a talk on the Security Offences Act organised by the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security here.

Rafizi said he would take up Gani’s offer, adding that he would travel to Hong Kong to further investigate the alleged case.

Tags / Keywords: Government, Politics, abdul gani patail, rafizi ramli, pulau batu putih, international court of justice

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