To stop Thomas, critics willing to label him a pastor

The Malaysian Insight

The government's decision to name renown lawyer Tommy Thomas as the attorney-general has been met with resistance from certain quarters, who are spreading false news in an attempt to rob him of the appointment, going as far as to claim that he is a pastor. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 3, 2018.

IF Tommy Thomas does become the attorney-general (A-G) of Malaysia, he would have had to put up with scrutiny unheard of in the recent history of Malaysia.

Perhaps inquisition is a better word, given the accusations that the senior lawyer has been subjected to since Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad forwarded his name for the A-G’s position 15 days ago.

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  • So, you can see the systematically brainwashing by Umno to make the Malays think that they are the only guardian for Islam n race was indeed a blatant lie. But the lie has caused the Malay mindset trapped n cannot progress further.

    Posted 3 years ago by Peace Maker

    • But umno supports tommy's appointment...

      Posted 3 years ago by Sharizal Shaarani

    • Plausible deniability :)

      Posted 3 years ago by Bob Kee

  • Maybe those behind the smear campaigns were beneficiaries of the 1MDB fraud. An INCOMPETENT and/or CORRUPT A-G will enable them to get off lightly. Even Najib DOESN'T trust Malay-Muslim lawyers to defend him. He hired "orang putih".

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysian First

  • Syariah are STATE COURTS. Why is the AG of Malaysia advising the King on Shariah law? If the King need advise on Shariah, it should be state AGs.

    Posted 3 years ago by Bigjoe Lam

  • If a man of God, then why not? Malaya's British colonial rulers recognised the multi-racial & multi-religious character of our people when granting us independence in 1957. Otherwise the British would have specified in the Malayan constitution that only a Malay-Muslim can be Attorney-General..

    Posted 3 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA