GEORGE TOWN: The statement by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the High Court’s decision to acquit Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has surprised his lawyers.
Responding to the MACC’s statement that it was shocked by the decision, lawyer Ramkarpal Singh (pic) said the statement that the decision was made by the Attorney General’s office and not the MACC was even more shocking to him.
“I am shocked that the MACC is shocked over the decision.
“Obviously, this matter had been brought to the attention of the MACC by the AG.
“They obviously have knowledge and been informed that the charges would be withdrawn as the entire process involves the MACC.
“Is the MACC saying that the AG did not consult them? This is a serious allegation,” he said.
Ramkarpal, who with R.S.N Rayer and Reubankumar Asokan are representing Lim, added that there was no indication of the MACC having no knowledge prior to Lim’s aquittal.
“We were there in the morning and met up with the DPPs. None of them said anything.
“We are taken aback by the MACC’s statement. It is a serious allegation and they should stop it,” said Ramkarpal.