Case closed on Rafidah and Rahim, says Rais

Susan Loone

Modified 29 Jan 2008, 10:21 am

The government does not intend to prosecute International Trade and Industry Minister Rafidah Aziz and former Melaka chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik for corruption as the evidence against them was unsubstantiated.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Dr Rais Yatim said today that the evidence did not fulfil the standard of proof in order to bring the duo to court.

"Therefore, the investigations on the two cases have been dropped," he stated in a written reply in Parliament.

"According to his discretion, the Attorney-General (Abdul Gani Patail) under Section 145 (3) of the Federal Constitution has no plans to challenge the decision made on those two cases," he said.

Rais, who is also de facto law minister, was responding to a query from opposition member of Parliament, Kerk Kim Hock (DAP-Kota Melaka) on Oct 3.

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