Even if we were to separate the functions of the AG and the public prosecutor (PP),there are no guarantees that either one or both of them will not abuse their powers.
It was not too long ago, when the government split the Home Affairs Ministry into two entities, with two separate ministers and ministries and all the accoutrements. One can imagine how much of public funds that have gone to waste.
What we badly need now is a strong willed government capable of enforcing the Rule of Law to the letter, and truly without fear or favour.
If it is the AG himself who has committed a crime, so be it. He has to face the music like everybody else.
This will serve as a deterrent to the next person to be given that privilege.
Stated below is the summary of evidence on the allegations made against the AG thus far.
An underaged girl alleged she was raped by her boyfriend, whom she identified as 'Male X'.The man denied her allegation vehemently and claimed that he doesn't even know her, let alone have sex with her.
The issue here is not whether Male X was charged or would be charged later or not at all, but whether he did commit rape. In this instance it was proven that he did.
In the case of Abdul Gani Patail (right), he was alleged to have fabricated evidence in an investigation sometime in 1998. He denied vehemently ever being involved in such a despicable act.
Can Gani now deny that he never fabricated the evidence when the products of the criminal act, in the form of three expert reports, 65 pages in all, do exist for the public to see?
One wonders how the other two independent panel members could have overlooked the fabricated documents, unless they were misled or the documents were concealed from them.
The cabinet has to explain to the public how it could clear Gani from any wrongdoing when the evidence presented to them was crystal clear.
Still, the issue here is not whether action has been taken, or would be taken at a later time, or not at all, against the AG. The issue is whether he did fabricate any evidence or otherwise. Based on the evidence that has been revealed thus far, we can conclude, without any doubt, that he did.
I have put it on record that I have warned the AG against doing it several times in October 1998, as I knew there would be “complications” later on.