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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Former Umno leader lodges report against Apandi for abuse of power in Najib’s case

Former Umno division leader Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan has lodged another report against Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali for abuse of power, this time with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Khairuddin said the anti-graft body should investigate Apandi over his recent decision not to frame charges against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the RM2.6 billion donation and SRC International Sdn Bhd because of “insufficient evidence”.

“We’re asking MACC to investigate whether there has been any element of abuse of power or criminal negligence on the part of the attorney-general in absolving the prime minister of two major issues which have  driven our country apart,” the former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief told the media today at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

He lodged a report with the anti-graft agency today, alleging that Apandi had abused his power.

Khairuddin said his report concerning the A-G's decision on Najib and SRC International was with regard to the RM42 million which ended up in the prime minister's accounts.

Apandi said Najib had no knowledge of the transfer of funds nor did he give orders for such a transaction. Apandi also ordered the MACC's investigation papers into the political donation and SRC International to be closed.

"Who is the attorney-general to interfere with the administration of MACC? Does he have powers to do so?" Khairuddin asked.

"As I see it, Apandi was recommended by Najib to the Agong to replace the former attorney-general, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, who was removed without any strong basis. This implies that Najib was the one who chose Apandi to be the attorney-general," he added.

Khairuddin has been a staunch critic of Najib's brainchild 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and has lodged several reports against the state-owned investment firm with authorities abroad.

For that, he was detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) and is now facing a charge of attempted sabotage of the economy.

-Msian Insider

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