Protest at Istana Negara over AG appointment fizzles out


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 05 Jun 2018

PETALING JAYA: A non-governmental organisation staged a protest at Istana Negara over the appointment of Tommy Thomas as the new Attorney-General (AG), but only four people turned up.

Pertubuhan Biru Ber “1” Abata Malaysia vice-president Zahlan Haji Ridzuan claimed that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, had been pressured into making a decision.

However, Zahlan said since the Palace has announced the appointment of Thomas as the AG, they had to “agree”.

“We have to agree (akur) because we do not want to be labelled as rebellious (derhaka),” Zahlan told the press during the four-men protest on Tuesday (June 5) morning.

He also called for Pakatan Harapan to fulfil its manifesto, criticising the new government for making allegedly irresponsible statements that jeopardise the country's economy, amongst other things.

Earlier Tuesday, the Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Wan Ahmad Dahlan Ab Aziz said the King, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has given his approval to the appointment of Thomas as the AG according to Article 145 (1) of the Federal Constitution.

The King, said Wan Ahmad, also called on Malaysians to accept the appointment of the AG, adding it should not create conflict as every Malaysian should be treated fairly regardless of their race or religion.

Get 30% off with our ads free Premium Plan

Monthly Plan

RM9.73/month

Annual Plan

RM8.63/month

Billed as RM103.60/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Viral video of dangerous driving leads to arrest of 74-year-old man
Malaysia ranks top globally for 5G consistency score, says Fahmi
King's address filled with advice, reminders for Parliamentarians, said Ahmad Zahid
Warisan's plan to reinstate clause on CM appointment will trigger instability, says lawyer
Restaurant worker from Myanmar charged with killing countryman
Ex-CEO charged with moving RM116mil to unlicensed fund management company
Tourism Malaysia expects increase in tourist arrivals from Indonesia
Open burning creates 'protection vacuum' for fire dept, says DG
Shortcomings in environmental laws must be addressed, says Justice Abdul Rahman
Man escapes gallows, gets 30yrs jail for murdering wife

Others Also Read