Mohtar Abdullah, Gani Patail and Anti-Corruption Agency should lodge police reports against Anwar for false report if Anwarís report against Rahim Tamby Cik on corruption was baseless and untrue


Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang 
 

(Petaling Jaya, Monday): In his fourth police report against corruption and abuses of power in high political places lodged last Friday, the former Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim referred to a document dated 10th June 1994 and certified by Deputy Public Prosecutor Dato Gani Patail regarding investigations by the Anti-Corruption Agency and the Attorney-Generalís Chambers into corrupt practices and abuses of power committed by the then Malacca Chief Minister, Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik.

Anwar said the document stated that there is a prima facie case against Rahim under Section 2(1) of the Emergency Ordinance 22 (1970), namely:
 

Anwar said in his police report that Rahimís wealth as of 31st May 1993 was worth RM39,782,772.69.

Anwar further alleged in his police report that the Attorney-General, Tan Sri Mohtar Abdullah, mindful of the reluctance of the Prime Minister to proceed with the case despite the existence of strong and credible evidence, proposed shielding Rahim from serious charges provided Rahim resigned from all his positions in the government, statutory bodies and his political party.

Anwar said in his police report that the document proves that Mohtar had abuses his power and obstructed the administration of justice.

These are very serious allegations, which cannot by met with a wall of silence by the highest government authorities, which was what happened with regard to Anwarís three earlier police reports on corruption and abuses of power in high places.

If what Anwar said in his fourth police report on the corruption investigations  on Rahim Tamby Cik are untrue and baseless, then Mohtar Abdullah, Gani Patail and the ACA should lodge police reports against Anwar for the offence of making false police reports.

On the contrary, if what Anwar said is true, and there is such a document referred to by Anwar, then Malaysians are entitled to a full and satisfactory accounting by the Prime Minister, the Attorney-General and the Anti-Corruption Agency as to how they could justify such gross abuses of power, selective prosecution  and obstruction with the course of justice.

(23/8/99)


*Lim Kit Siang - Malaysian Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Democratic Action Party Secretary-General & Member of Parliament for Tanjong