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NGO calls for new AG to come from non-party background

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NGO Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has urged the next attorney-general to be selected from those who do not have political affiliations, saying there are numerous such qualified candidates.

Its executive director Eric Paulsen cited the case of the present AG, Mohamed Apandi Ali, who was an Umno candidate before his appointment.

“We recall that former AG Apandi Ali previously contested as an Umno candidate in the 1990 general election, and his independence was severely questioned upon his appointment to the office...

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