Ahmad Maslan lodges report against Tommy Thomas over book

PETALING JAYA: Umno has lodged a police report against former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas over several allegations in his autobiography, including accusing second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak for the May 13 riots in 1969.

It’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (pic) said that chapters six and seven of Tommy’s book contained passages that were seditious and twisted historical facts.

He said Thomas had written that the riots were part of Razak’s plan to seize power from then prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra as Razak had found out that he was suffering from leukaemia.

“The contents of this book, especially chapters six and seven have made allegations that are untrue and twist historical facts.

"The writer wrote that Tun Abdul Razak was involved in causing the race riots, ” he told reporters before lodging a police report against Thomas at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Friday (Feb 5).

“This is not true based on historical facts, ” he said, adding that Thomas also implied that the Malays were responsible for the riots.

Razak was deputy prime minister when the May 13 riots broke out and became the prime minister a year later until his death in 1976.

“It is not sensitive to Tun Abdul Razak as it tried to lower his credibility. A former leader of the country and a former Umno president, ” he said.

On Jan 31, Thomas released a 573-page memoir titled "My Story: Justice in the Wilderness".

Several other police reports have been lodged against Tommy over his book, which contains allegations against many parties over various subjects.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said police are in the midst of completing the investigation papers (IPs) over every report against the former attorney general.

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