Has Ismail Sabri any answer to the query by Mahathir why no action was taken against former Attorney-General Apandi abetting the 1MDB scandal

Caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri said in his recent speech in Bagan Datuk that he had instructed the Attorney-General Idrus Harun to take action against former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), defamation law and others and that he had declassified the report on the investigation into Thomas’ book, “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness”, so it can be used as political “bullets” to attack Pakatan Harapan.

A week later, former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad questioned the lack of action taken against former attorney-general Apandi Ali over his abetting of the 1MDB scandal as it was during Ismail Sabri’s time as Prime Minster that Apandi Ali (May 23, 2022) lost his defamation suit against me.

Mahathri said it is very strange that until now there had been no investigation or action taken against Apandi.

Mahathri said: “Apandi made mistakes when he was attorney-general before Tommy Thomas. The mistake of releasing (former PM) Najib (Abdul Razak) from any legal action clearly points to Apandi being involved in covering up the 1MDB scandal, given that Najib is now in prison.”

What is Ismail Sabri’s response to Mahathir’s query?

Mahathir referred to the High Court judgment by Justice Azimah Omar that rejected the former attorney-general’s defamation suit against me.

Justice Azimah concluded that Apandi, among others, is a person who did not speak the truth.

Mahathir said in her judgment, the judge also expressed the court’s disgust at how despicable Apandi’s contradicting, evasive and fraudulent statements were.

Over to Ismail Sabri to explain why UMNO leaders, inside and outside the government, are still trying to deny and cover up the 1MDB scandal, described as “kleptocracy at its worst” by an US Attorney-General.

Lim Kit Siang DAP Veteran