PUTRAJAYA — Sept. 4, 2018: Lawyer Datuk Abu Backer Sidek today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) asking for an investigation into Attorney-General Tommy Thomas in connection with the acquittal yesterday of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng on corruption charges.
This is based on his belief that Thomas was responsible for giving the blessing to request the court to drop the charges because the law states that only the AG can prosecute or drop a charge.
Abu Backer, who was among individuals who lodged reports with the MACC, claimed that Thomas was Lim’s personal lawyer for 10 years before taking office as AG.
“I have proof and I challenge Tommy Thomas to deny it. His (Thomas) law firm handles many of Lim’s affairs, showing there is conflict of interest,” he commented to reporters.
Abu Backer wants MACC to appeal against the decision of the Penang High Court with the Court of Appeal for the case to be reopened.
Yesterday, Lim and businesswoman Phang Li Koon were acquitted on charges over the purchase of a bungalow below market value after the prosecution withdrew the charges. — Bernama