Wednesday, 11 March 2009

AG, IGP cleared in Anwar's 'Black Eye' Incident

Bernama reported that a three- member independent panel found that Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Musa Aman did not fabricate evidence in the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim "black eye" incident in 1998.

"After studying the case carefully and in depth, Tan Sri Abdul Gani and Tan Sri Musa did not commit any criminal offence as alleged by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim," said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in a statement today.

As such, the MACC chief commissioner also found no criminal case against the two.

The independent panel comprised two former Federal Court judges and a Court of Appeal judge, Datuk Abdul Kadir Sulaiman, Datuk Wira Mohd Noor Ahmad and Datuk Mohamad Noor Abdullah, who were appointed as DPPs in the case by the Solicitor-General.

Anwar had in July last year alleged that Abdul Gani and Musa had fabricated evidence or information pertaining to the assault on him, giving him a black eye, by the then IGP Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor while in police custody in 1998.

The statement said MACC viewed seriously Anwar's allegation that the commission failed to act against the AG and IGP after he lodged a police report.

Following this, MAAC (which was then known as the Anti-Corruption Agency - ACA) carried out a two-month investigation from July 2, 2008, with Abdul Gani and Musa as the prime subjects of the investigation, which recorded statements from witnesses including Anwar himself.

Read the full report here


Lee said...

The IGP and the AG have to be "cleared"!Can you imagine the consequences, otherwise?It does'nt matter that the integrity of certain ex-judges are in doubt in the panel. What is important is that, officially, the cover up must not be seen as officially sanctioned!Thus the sandiwara, not withstanding the fact that most peoples are not that easily taken in.

matt said...

Am not surprised. The "finding" is expected and like Lee said "most people aren't that easily taken in."

So am I.