SHAH ALAM, 10 Nov: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged the Federal Government to take action against the Attorney-General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, following allegations from former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, that there are two agents of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Attorney-General’s Office.
The Opposition Leader said that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, must immediately investigate the allegation since there have been many negative allegations against Gani Patail.
“The allegation by Dr Mahathir, that the Attorney-General’s Office has two CIA agents, is shocking and requires immediate action from the Prime Minister and also the Home Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi,” Anwar said in a statement.
“Gani Patail should provide an explanation regarding all these allegations, including those linking him with illegal and conspiracy activities allegedly involving his office,” Anwar said.
Gani Patail, 58, joined the Attorney-General’s office in 1980 and was appointed the Attorney-General in 2002.
He received great criticism from various parties regarding the government’s failure for cases under his purview, including the murder case of a Mongolian national, Altantuya Shaariibuu, and the fraud case involving the former Transport Minister, Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik.