Liong Sik’s Release Proof that Gani Patail is not Effective


SHAH ALAM, 25 Oct: The people are losing confidence in the failure of Attorney-General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, involving high-profile prosecutions following the release of former minister, Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

Member of Parliament for Kapar, G Manivanan said Gani Patail’s failure in big cases such as the PKFZ proves that he is not effective and capable of performing his duties.

Manivan in The Malaysian Insider portal said Gani Patail is deemed as egoistical when he did not want to admit his fault.

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara, Tony Pua, said Gani is incompetent in executing his duties when the charges made in the prosecution were not strong and was weak.

Tony Pua said the failure regarding the PKFZ is the second after the failure in the prosecution of Altantuya Shaariibuu’s murder case, with the release of police officers, Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar.

“The people cannot be blamed when they refuse to believe in the government by saying that ‘big fishes’ connected with the Barisan Nasional (BN) ruling elite will not be heavily sentenced,” he said in a press statement today.

The High Court today acquitted Liong Sik of cheating the Malaysian government in relation to the PKFZ and Judge Datuk Ahmadi Asnawi released him after finding that the defense succeeded in raising reasonable doubt on all counts at the end of the defense case.

Liong Sik, 70, was charged with defrauding the government by agreeing to the purchase of land in Pulau Indah, Port Klang, for the ‘Mega Distribution Hub’ project construction which is now known as the PKFZ, and he ruled his defense on 9 March 2013.

Dr Ling was alleged to have deceived the Cabinet by hiding the fact that there was an additional interest rate of 7.5% to the purchase price of RM25 per square foot in the deal, despite knowing that the interest rate was already included in the price.

He is alleged to have committed all the offenses at Level 4, Prime Minister’s Office, Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya, between 25 September and 6 November 2002.

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