AGC marred its image when it dropped Zahid’s charges, says Bar

Noel Achariam

The Malaysian Bar says the Attorney-General’s Chambers has failed to provide justification for discharging Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on corruption charges. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 8, 2023.

THE Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) tarnished its reputation and credibility when it applied for a discharge not amounting to acquittal (DNAA) in Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s corruption case, the Malaysian Bar said today.

It said this was because the AGC had applied for the DNAA at such a late juncture after a prima facie case had already been established by the previous lead deputy public prosecutor.

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