Thursday , June 30 2022

Dr. Mahathir: Gani could have reasons for not prosecuting Musa, MACC should explain – Nation


PUTRAJAYA: Former Attorney General Sri Abdul Gani Patail may have had his own reasons for not charging former prime minister Sabah Tan Sri Musa Aman for pollution, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The First Minister said that the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should also explain why there will be no prosecution for the case.

"There must be a reason for that, I believe that the issue has not fully understood and I think that we will try some clarification about the real situation at that time.

"Even if he or she (Abdul Gani) explains that or not, other parties such as the MACC must explain why in those days there was no prosecution (against Musa)," said Dr Mahathir at a conference to the press after attending the launch of Hope's Gold Note by Poh Kong on Thursday (November 8).

He was asked to comment on the statement of Kipong MP Lim Lip Eng that Abdul Gani must explain why Musa was not accused of corruption in 2012.

On Monday (5 November), Musa was captured with 35 pollution counts after he claimed he had received up to RM253k in kickbacks associated with logging contracts.

At another request from former Minister Zuk Ibrahim Datuk said that the decision in the Pakatan Harapan government was influenced by "billionaires" and "towkays", Dr Mahathir said Zaid was free to give an opinion.

"That is his own opinion. I do not have to agree with everyone. In this country, we have a free opinion.

"He may have evidence. He can show proof if he has," he said.

Zaid, a member of DAP, had written on his blog that Pakatan's government's true supporters were the rich, not socialist or supporters of the welfare system.

On another issue, Dr Mahathir said that the government focused on resolving issues brought from the past government and the "healing" of the nation.

"We want to correct what has been done incorrectly so that our country can recover respect. That is our goal.

"In terms of blame others, let the law look after that," said the First Minister.

He commented on the chairman of the Eminent Persons Council (CEP), which was called by Tun Daim Zainuddin about Pakatan to give the best of the government and blame in the past about the problems that they face now.

Daim had been earlier on Thursday stating that the government of Pacatan needs to focus on fulfilling its promises to the people who voted during the 14th General Election and forgotten what happened in the past.

"Six months are enough. Now the government must focus on achieving.

"People know what happened and that's why the previous government voted. So it's important for them not to repeat similar mistakes," he said.

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