Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia has rejected a parliamentary question from DAP’s Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai on the status of police investigations into allegations of professional misconduct by Attorney-General (AG) Abdul Gani Patail.

NONETan, (right) who is also DAP national vice-chairperson, had submitted a question as to the outcome of investigations into the book, ‘Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail Pemalsu, Penipu dan Penjenayah’.

Parliament secretary Roosme Hamzah wrote to Tan explaining that the question has been rejected under Standing Order 23(1)( c) ‘as it contains argument, interference, opinion, imputation, epithet or misleading, ironical or offensive expression, frivolous or seeking answers on trivial matters’.

NONEA copy of the letter dated Sept 21 was made available to Malaysiakini.

Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission advisory panel member Robert Phang had last month lodged a police report about the book, written and self-published by lawyer Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

Phang had also challenged the police and Gani to respond the accusations and to sue the author for defamation if these are false.

“The AG must seriously address the issue made in the public domain and should not be a liability to the government,” he said.

Phang, who was questioned for two hours following the report, told Gani not to be a stumbling block to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's reforms.