Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
رجر: ءڤاكر ڤروڤاڬنداء ڤرو-انور ءسراوق ريڤورتء ڤرتاهن تومماي تومس
The Clare Rewcastle Brown run propaganda channel Sarawak Report (SR) has come out strongly in Tommy Thomas’ defence, calling the spate of police reports against the former Attorney-General “a waste of time.”
Comparing Malaysia to the United States, SR trained its guns squarely on Clare’s sworn enemies, namely Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Tan Sri Apandi Ali and Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, skating over the fact that Thomas’ book omitted anything that bore any reference to Lim Guan Eng’s criminal case that was ‘flushed’ by Thomas himself.
In the book, now subject to 134 police reports and three investigation papers, Thomas made sweeping statements that clearly contravened the Legal Profession (Practice and Etiquette) Rules 1978 and the Legal Profession (Publicity) Rules 2001 pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 1976.
Thomas is deemed to be in contempt of court for having published statements of prejudice on the murder of former Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan, the trial of which is still ongoing.
More than that, Thomas is guilty of abusing his stature as former Attorney-General by politicising the turn of events leading to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s resignation as Prime Minister.
In the process, Thomas insulted the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong by claiming that His Royal Highness had suggested to Mahathir that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail be named interim Prime Minister.
The insult stems from the fact that Thomas was not in any way involved in the meeting between the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and Mahathir where His Royal Highness had allegedly made the suggestion.
Mahathir has since clarified that Thomas knows nothing about his resignation and confirmed that the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong had never suggested Wan Azizah for the post of interim Prime Minister.
Interestingly, Thomas admitted that Lim Kit Siang was behind him and stated in no uncertain terms that the senior Lim was pushing for him to become Attorney-General since 2013.
This probably explains the ‘Anwar-DAP friendly’ tone of the book, thought to be the work of fiction ahead of the upcoming general election.
It also seems to explain why Thomas conveniently excluded the part about Lim Guan Eng’s case being dropped like a sack of hot potatoes.
But Clare wouldn’t report this, would she? After all, Anwar will not be too pleased with her if she does and may even cut off her funding – assuming, of course, that she is being funded by Anwar, which I sincerely think is the case.