Mahathir 2.0 Government stands firm on Tommy Thomas as Attorney-General of Malaysia


June 4, 2018

Mahathir 2.0 Government stands firm on Tommy Thomas as Attorney-General of Malaysia

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/06/03/dr-m-on-tommy-thomas-impasse-we-are-holding-on-to-our-principles/

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Malaysia’s 7th Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Wan Azizah Ismail

Tommy Thomas’ support for a secular state is not amongst the reasons why his candidacy for Attorney General was rejected by the King, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir.

Several other reasons for the impasse have been touted, amongst them  allegations that since Thomas has represented Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in his corruption cases, he would not be an impartial A-G.

“Lim Guan Eng is in the government and Finance Minister, there is no reason for Thomas to be Lim’s friend,” Dr Mahathir told the press after a state Pakatan Harapan meeting in Kedah on Sunday (June 3).

He said Thomas was Lim’s lawyer, but said at the same time Thomas has also represented Barisan Nasional leaders. “Yes, he is a lawyer for everybody even for Barisan Nasional, and is just making an income,” Mahathir said.

On whether Putrajaya will propose a new candidate if the King rejects Thomas’ candidacy, Dr Mahathir said they will follow the law.

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Tommy Thomas is eminently qualified to be Malaysia’s Attorney-General

“We do matters according to the laws and the Federal Constitution, but the King is acting on advice of the government,” he said.”We are holding on to our principles,” he added.

Article 145 (1) of the Federal Constitution states that “The Yang di-Pertuan Agong shall, on the advice of the Prime Minister, appoint a person who is qualified to be a judge of the Federal Court to be the Attorney-General for the Federation”.

6 thoughts on “Mahathir 2.0 Government stands firm on Tommy Thomas as Attorney-General of Malaysia

  1. Why are the royal families insecure about the appointment of Tommy Thomas as AG? Doesn’t the AG work at the pleasure of the YDP, even the renumeration is determined by the YDP. If and when the AG goes against the Constitution and starts to act against the Malay Customs and Islam, or the special position of the Malays or the rights and privileges accorded the Bumis, the YDP can seek the removal of the AG. Having a Malay/Muslim AG does not guarantee that he/she will not act against the Constitution or acting in cohort with the government to loot the country and to avoid legal actions based on past experience. After all the final decision still rest with the Supreme Court and the YDP Agong.

    • You ask that stupid dog called canis lupus flamiaris la…..clf?

      Tokong this tokong that lor…..hahahaa

  2. This man named Mahathir is a strange man – an ENIGMA to say the least. He spent 22 years destroying our country , its institutions , losing the nations wealth via speculation/gambling , etc.

    And now this very same man wants to put things right and this he claims he wants to do in 2 years !!!!! Preposterous , dont you think?

    And in today’s STAR newspapers , Daim claims that the system needs to be cleansed before reforms can be implemented. Did”nt Daim and Mahathir know this -when they were destroying the country? Did”nt they realise that the very policies that they imposed on the country will MORPH the way it has? If they did not , then they must be morons too.

    Having said thus, if only Mahathir did what he is doing now during his 22 year stint as Prime Minister, this country would have taken off – and would today be way ahead of Singapore, Korea and even Taiwan.

  3. The young YDPA do not know history BUT why is he flexing his muscle to retain habit?
    Frankly, this feels like the Royals feel unsure and discomfort with the new govt.

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