29 Jan '16, 7am

Malaysia: The Crony Attorney-General has plenty to answer for dereliction of public duty

Art 145(3) says, “the AG shall have power exercisable at his discretion to institute, conduct and discontinue proceedings.” The UK AG also has similar power. But he didn’t go around saying that only he has absolute discretion to institute proceedings. This article has been in our Fed Const since Merdeka. And since Merdeka and until now, thousands of suspects have been brought to court and sentenced to jail without the AG having to decide and give permission whether to institute proceedings or not. And since Merdeka, two AGs did not even get involved in criminal prosecutions and left the decision making process of criminal prosecution to the SG and the DPPs. They concentrated on their jobs as legal advisor to the government and YDPA. So this belief that only the AG has absolute discretion to institute proceedings is a lot of bullshit and runs counter to the English criminal...

Full article: https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/malaysia-the-...

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