Apandi: I am now in office doing my normal work

  • Nation
  • Monday, 14 May 2018

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali reported to work Monday, the first working day since Pakatan Harapan took over the government following the May 9 polls.

"Yes, I did. In fact I am now in office doing my normal work," the embattled Attorney-General said when asked if he had reported into his office.

When asked about comments made by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that some government agencies and their heads would be investigated, Apandi did not want to comment.

Dr Mahathir had claimed that the A-G had "undermined his own credibility" and indicated that several government servants would be investigated for their roles in the aborted investigations into 1MDB.

Apandi had said last week that the Attorney-General's Chambers did not have any political affiliation and would continue to ensure the rule of law.

"We are legal advisers to the government of the day and at the same time, we are the prosecutor of criminal offences as determined by law.

"We shall strive to uphold the law at all times, irrespective of the political scenario," Apandi said on Friday (May 11).

Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo had also called on Apandi to step down as Attorney-General now that Dr Mahathir expressed no confidence in him.

The DAP deputy chairman said he is of the view that it is untenable for Apandi to remain as A-G and must resign.

"It is quite clear that the Prime Minister expressed no confidence in him by saying there is no A-G in the country now.

"Dr Mahathir has also said in no uncertain terms that he is of the view that there is basis for a probe into the manner in which the 1MDB case was dealt with.

"I am of the view that it would be difficult if not impossible, for Apandi to therefore remain as A-G," he said in a statement on Sunday (May 13).

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