Cops to resubmit IP on Thomas's book on Oct 3


KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman wil resubmit the investigation papers to the Attorney General's Chambers on Monday (Oct 3), regarding the investigation on the book My Story: Justice in the Wilderness written by former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas.

Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) secretary Deputy Comm Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said the police have completed the investigation regarding Thomas's book.

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"Following the report by the special task force and instruction by the Prime Minister for further investigation, we will resubmit the investigation papers to the AGC on Oct 3 for further instructions," she said in a statement on Saturday (Oct 1).

It was reported that Thomas would be investigated over his allegations about the judiciary; disclosure of classified information and official secrets; abuse of power and for sedition, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

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In a statement Friday (Sept 30), the Prime Minister said that the special task force into Thomas' autobiography "My Story: Justice in the Wilderness" had presented a report to the ministers at the Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya on Friday.

The report by the task force over a nine-month period between December 2021 and August 2022 had detailed all the allegations as stated by Thomas in his book.

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"The task force categorised 19 issues in the book into four, namely allegations against the judiciary; disclosure of classified information and secrets; illegal actions, abuse of power and professional negligence; and seditious statements.

"The task force also made proposals for action the government can take.

"I have instructed further investigations by relevant enforcement authorities into the possibility of misconduct by Thomas.

"The investigations will be made under the Section 124(1) of the Penal Code; Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948; Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act 1972; and Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009," Ismail Sabri said.

Thomas' book received a lot of criticism from various quarters, including the Attorney General's Chambers, lawyers, politicians and the public.

More than a hundred police reports were lodged against Thomas over the book.

Thomas was the attorney general under the Pakatan Harapan government from 2018 to 2020.

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