KUALA LUMPUR — September 23, 2016: After more than a year of leaving the government service, former attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail today conceded that the termination of his services as AG followed the government’s General Orders.
Gani, whose services was terminated due to health reasons on July 27, 2015, said that the AG was deemed to be a government servant unlike judges and the auditor-general.
He said this is response to a question by lawyer Syahredzan Johan on the last day of the International Malaysia Law Conference today.
Gani, who was one of the speakers at the conference entitled “Independence of Institutions in a Democracy”, was the AG for 13 years from 2003.
He was succeeded by former Federal Court judge Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali. — Bernama