It was the Agong who moved to sack Salleh Abas, says former A-G


Bede Hong

Former attorney-general Abu Talib Othman says the then Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, the late Sultan Iskandar Sultan Ismail of Johor, insisted on the sacking of Lord President Salleh Abas. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 4, 2018.

DR Mahathir Mohamad did not initiate the sacking of lord president Salleh Abas in 1988, but was instead following the decree of the King, former attorney-general Abu Talib Othman said today. 

Abu Talib, who served as A-G from 1980 to 1993, was commenting on Dr Mahathir’s statement yesterday that he did not have anything to do with the sacking of Salleh. The former prime minister also said he was willing to swear on the quran over the issue.


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