The insolence of AG Gani Patail

comments     Terence Netto     Published     Updated

COMMENT Attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail, who seems to enjoy the sort of power and the amorality to go with it that makes him a cross between longtime FBI director J Edgar Hoover and Stalin’s infamous prosecutor Andrey Vyshinsky, is shaping to crowd out a slew of judges who have placed trammels in his prosecutorial path.

Long the target of allegations of grave misconduct and impropriety by accusers ranging from Anwar Ibrahim to former top cops Ramli Yusoff and Mat Zain Ibrahim, Gani has nevertheless proceeded unperturbed like master sleuth Hoover, who nursed one secret too many about the powers-that-be, and coupled that arrogant aplomb with the amorality of Vyshinky, for whom the law was what the Marxists have always held it be - a masquerade for class interests...

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