In wake of Aisyah’s freedom, lawyers say AG has wide discretionary powers

M Fakhrull Halim

Modified 16 Mar 2019, 2:41 am

While the courts and lawyers only need to consider the application of the law, the attorney-general has other matters to consider as well.

According to senior lawyer Shahrudin Ali, an attorney-general's job was also to take into consideration the "public interest", which includes policy matters such as foreign relations.

This was his thoughts on why the attorney-general Tommy Thomas had ordered that charges against Indonesian national Siti Aisyah be dropped...

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