AG, IGP ‘cleared’ in black-eye case

by Rahmah Ghazali and S Pathmawathy
Mar 11, 09

Attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail and inspector-general of police Musa Hassan have both been cleared of any criminal involvement in Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s black-eye case, according to the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz.

He was replying to Gobind Singh-Deo (DAP-Puchong) as to why no action has been taken by the authorities after Anwar had lodged reports with the police and the then Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) last July.

Subsequently, the ACA – now called the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission – set up an independent panel to probe the case.

The panel members were Kadir Sulaiman, Wira Mohd Nor and Ahmad Nor Abdullah – all former judges from the Federal Court and Court of Appeal.

According to Nazri, the investigation by the panel began on July 2 last year.

“The investigation was completed two months later as it was considered a sensitive and high-profile case,” he said.

“After a detailed investigation, they found the AG and the IGP did not commit any wrongdoing relating to the case as alleged by Anwar.”

He further said that each of the panel members had to probe the issue independently in order to draw their own conclusion on the matter.

However, several opposition MPs were not convinced by the minister’s answer, stressing that there had been no information on the case after the investigation was completed.

In his supplementary question, Gobind queried Nazri as to when the panel had made the decision and why there had been no disclosure on this earlier by the authorities.

“We have also not been informed whether any action has been taken against the suspects,” asserted Gobind.

One panel member found case against AG
Nazri said the authorities required “ample time to make the decision public so that it would not be doubted by some parties”.

Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor) then questioned Nazri as to who had made the final decision, since the investigation had been conducted independently.

“Let’s say one of them decides that the AG is guilty. In that case, who makes the final decision?” asked Lim.

Nazri explained that the decision was made based on the majority view, and in this case, all three members had found no case against the IGP, and only one had found a case against the AG.

He however refused to divulge further details.

Later at a press conference, Anwar, who is also de facto leader of PKR, said it was typical of the government to “manipulate” the facts adduced to the MACC.

“It is not easy to bring a case against those two without evidence, and it also depends on what has been submitted,” said Anwar.

He further accused Nazri of using the Parliament as a place to “defend the case” as the latter chose to reply in the House this morning.

Anwar: I’m disgusted

Anwar said he was “disgusted” with the finding and said the government did not provide full details of his complaint to the investigating panel.

“I believe there is a cover-up because it involves the VVIPs.
I am disgusted, I think it is very unfortunate with all the evidence provided, they can brush it aside,” he told reporters at Parliament.

“It is typical of the government – you give them strong evidence, medical reports, they refuse to act and allow them to go free,” he said.

Last month, Anwar had lodged a police report claiming that the AG and the IGP were involved in a conspiracy to fabricate an arrest warrant in 1998.

Anwar had also accused Abdul Gani and Musa of fabricating evidence in an investigation into the beating he received by former police chief Abdul Rahim Noor while in police custody.

Anwar, then deputy prime minister, was arrested and jailed for corruption. A sodomy conviction was later overturned on appeal.

The oppposition leader had said the involvement of Abdul Gani and Musa was further affirmed by a defamation suit against him last October by Mat Zain Ibrahim, the investigating officer who probed the ‘black eye’ incident.

Mat Zain had stated that Abdul Gani, who was then a senior deputy public prosecutor, delayed the investigation process and concealed facts from then AG, the late Mohtar Abdullah.
Musa was the investigating officer into previous cases against Anwar, where the former DPM was accused of abuse of power, corruption and sodomy.

Police report last July

In his police report last July, Anwar had alleged: “I believe Musa and Abdul Gani were present in Bukit Aman on Sept 20, 1998 and knew about the assault by Rahim Noor on me.

“Musa and Abdul Gani further concealed the fact of the assault on me from the public until my black eye and injuries were revealed in court.

“I believe both Musa and Abdul Gani were actively involved in the procuring of the second undated (medical) report by Dr (Abdul) Rahman (Yusof) which makes false and incredible conclusions (regarding his injury).

“They gave instructions to Dr Rahman to proceed to write this second report and were acting under the direction and/or jointly with Mohtar.

“These facts show that Musa, Abdul Gani and Mat Zain (who, according to Dr Rahman’s second report, accompanied him to the cell in Bukit Aman where I was detained and participated in the so-called reconstruction of the scene) conspired with Dr Rahman to procure the production of this second report.

“This was done so that my police report of Sept 27, 1998, in respect of the assault would be regarded as a false police report for which I could be charged, or at the very least, to damage my credibility, so as to affect my defence in the other criminal cases where I was charged for so-called corruption and sodomy to facilitate a conviction.”

  1. #1 by Godfather on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 7:22 pm

    Aiya, who expects justice from these clowns nowadays ? We just have to pray that we don’t get into any tangle, physical or legal, against these UMNOputras.

    The AG and the AGP were rewarded by Mamakthir, and similarly we can expect the pathologist at the Selayang Hospital to be elevated, the Judicial Commissioner in Ipoh to be promoted, and the MACC Commissioner to be rewarded. This is the inevitable truth in Bolehland, and it can only end when BN’s reign ends.

  2. #2 by Godfather on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 7:42 pm

    Mamakthir promoted mediocre people if they just did his bidding. Will Najis be any different ?

  3. #3 by ALLAN THAM on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 7:48 pm

    aiyoyo, what you expect. u mean u want to see prosecution. who prosecute who??

    i must be an idiot doing my day dream if that happen.

  4. #4 by ALLAN THAM on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 7:52 pm

    at the same time we have cow story in the first place. now er have lawatan sambil berlajar ke tanah disni. siup ya. at least the cow benefit the poor but can u expect from lawatan ke tanah disni you mean you expect disni come to selangor? What a joke. Pergi shopping with the tax year. If this case also go to investigation same result as above. Guarantee , double guarantee

  5. #5 by Loh on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 8:01 pm

    The verdict is a given, the investigation was for arriving at it. The 2-1 score had also been decided, but the person taking the different positions was decided by chance. There is no need for unanimous verdict when 2-1 serves as well. Besides, it gives the impression that the former judges were allowed a freehand.

    When Lingam proved to the world that he could influence the appointment of judges, the quality of those who served during TDM’s throne is suspect. The fact that the two suspects were cleared says that former judges have creative means of creating doubts and in utilizing technicalities to support predetermined decision.

    The IGP, the AG and Najib are trinity of police state and they have shared destiny.

  6. #6 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 8:38 pm

    What were you all expecting? Fireworks? That they both will be found guilty?

    When no action is taken against 18 big sharks, when practically everyone is a saint in the Lingam case, when there is always “insufficient evidence” etc etc, you know you are going to be “violated”.

    And so the IGP and AG are very good men, of high integrity and honour and have been working very “professionally” all this while.

    They say “possession is 9/10 of the law”, so if one controls everything, then their opponents will have uphill battles to fight, like with the SLA and JC in Ipoh. Its all “legally done” they say, never mind other considerations like transparancy, accountability etc etc.

    In other words, you are f—-d if you cannot control. Who would want to create problems and embarassment for themselves? So things usually and miraculously turn out “right” for them.

    When all institutions are stacked against you, you know your chances are no good. The only way out is to be able to take over control. Then f–k them kow-kow if you want to.

    Bottomline line is you must control. So what are you waiting for?

  7. #7 by wanderer on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 8:55 pm

    It is simply a waste of time. Any case from the opposition brought against the govt or its agents, the result will be in favor of the govt as clear as the sun will rise from the East. Buta gaji!

  8. #8 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 9:26 pm

    There is a line drawn in Malaysia.
    On this side we have Umnoputras and their agents and cronies and slaves – and they all do no wrong and are all angelic.
    On the othe side of the line, we have ‘lain-lain’ and everything they do is salah, salah, salah!
    This is Malaysian Politics 101.

  9. #9 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 9:29 pm

    What about the pong-pong-pong Lingam?
    Case forgotten?
    Also cleared of any misdeed?

  10. #10 by Taxidriver on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 9:32 pm

    Malaysians have been watching ‘sandiwaras’ by UNMOputras over the past 30 years. The scripts remain the same, only the actors are different.

    Godfather says \……………will najis be any different\?

    Well, Godfather, surely you know who is najis’s sifu. Trees bear fruits according to their kind. We cannot see durians growing on rambutan trees,can we?

  11. #11 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 9:41 pm

    The result of the investigation is predicted. The AG and IGP are Najis right-hand men, who dares touch them?

  12. #12 by Godfather on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 9:47 pm

    Q: What happens when a typical Umnoputra finds a fly in his coffee?

    A: Takes pictures of the fly in the coffee, then threatens to expose the fly. Uses the mainstream newspapers, PDRM, the judiciary, Umno, immigration, the military and bodyguards to come and investigate his predicament. Calls are made and the UTK then moves in. Soon after, the fly mysteriously dissappears. All records of the fly’s existence vanish. The Umnoputra then goes to another shop for a cup of coffee again, this time with money in his pocket, money stolen from the nation and drinks in style.

  13. #13 by anna brella on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 10:08 pm

    And I agree totally with Anwar Ibrahim’s version of events.

    I am also DISGUSTED with such sham which insults my intelligence as well as that of every other decent Malaysian citizen.

    And furthermore, both my intelligence and intuition leads me to suspect that the extremly low-blow beating administered on AI in that dirty Bukit Aman cell by that cheap coward, ex-IGP Rahim Noor, must have been carried out because he was likely ordered to do so by someone who may have held near-absolute power then of an unconstitutionalised Malaysia Berhad.

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

  14. #14 by hiro on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 10:48 pm

    We want to know who dissented, and we want to see how the majority arrived at their decision. Did they have all the evidence given by Anwar? Nazri please make the report public.

  15. #15 by KennyGan on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 11:15 pm

    Having 3 ex-judges view the evidence in private and give their comments is a totally inappropriate way to deal with Anwar’s complaint. How very convenient to have the case disposed of this way. How were the panelists selected? Nathaniel Tan said one of them is the judge who sentenced Lim Guan Eng to jail for distributing info about the Malay girl rape case and another is a known pro-establishment lapdog.

    In lieu of proper investigations, MACC resorts to this skulduggery which convinces nobody but only serves to confirm that the MACC is no improvement from the ACA and may even be worse.

  16. #16 by monsterball on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 11:32 pm

    Malaysians should avoid all these old grandfather stories…twisted again and confuse and disrupt.
    I clearly read the ex IGP apologized to Anwar…long time ago.
    As a commentator…and I am near 70 years old..I have suffered a fair share of threats …designed to discourage me from commenting…some 2 years ago…and treated like an animal with tear gas.
    My reward was the 12th election…and what is happening after that…clearly shows…..UMNO is desperate and each of those minister is doing their part…to bring down Anwar Ibrahim.
    Yes RM60 billion good news…bad news for Anwar sodomy trial….English language for Maths and Science…all timed to see how voters will vote in the 3 by-elections.
    Rewards and threats…these are the signs and signals….UMNO is giving to Malaysians…meaning vote for UMNO..or else……

  17. #17 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - 11:39 pm

    Anwar was part of the Umno government in the past and he should have known much better than anyone else that there are two sets of laws in Malaysia: one set is applicable to the ordinary Malaysians and the other one set is applicable to only Umnoputras. It is no point for Anwar to spend so much time in a vain effort trying to topple the AG and the IGP since both these two men are the key personnel of Umnoputras whose value is so vital as similar to an ace dealt face down to a player as in stud poker and not exposed until the showdown.

    Nevertheless, having an ace in stud poker does not necessarily mean that the ace holder must be the winner. Other player who holds any “Pair” in stud poker will definitely win over the holder of an ace. It is really amusing to see the photo showing Anwar lunching together with Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on 10.03.2009. It may just be a coincidence and this kind of coincidence may not carry any weight which will affect the balance of power in the political struggle between BN and PR. However, many people of Malaysia will still like to indulge themselves in the whimsy and fancy of getting a “Pair” in order to win over the single “Ace”.

    When God makes such a coincidence to happen at our bare eyesight, God certainly has His special purpose. Who knows how long Najib can be sitting in the chair of the Prime Minister after March 2009 if in the future there will be a cooperation between Anwar and Abdullah in the Parliamentary session in order to vote out Najib from the post of Prime Minister with a vote of no-confidence against Najib?

  18. #18 by One4All4One on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 12:22 am

    The whole episode is a whitewash.

    Something is amiss and the report must be reviewed by an independent committee comprising members of the legislature, the sitting judiciary and eminent persons from the public.

    MACC’s panel cannot be considered as independent as they are not acceptable to the complainant, the eventual victim.

    The tabling of the report in parliament is also unjustified. It should be duly subjected to the scrutiny of a court of law and dissected by lawyers appointed by the complainant if it is of any value at all.

    A great injustice had been committed. Something must be done to address it. Else the MACC’s and the government’s credibility are to be questioned and doubted.

  19. #19 by distantmalay on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 12:47 am

    is lingam involved ?

    ya, correct, correct, correct !

  20. #20 by HJ Angus on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 12:47 am

    I can still remember TV footage of the late Christopher Fernando the prominent criminal lawyer on ChannelNewsAsia who claimed the present A-G had fabricated evidence in the Anwar sodomy case.
    The surprising thing is that at the time, no action was taken against him for such an accusation.
    Now years later, the cover-up is being given a white-wash by the discredited judiciary under the “cows and car” commission.

  21. #21 by frankyapp on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 1:08 am

    Liked I said before,hunters don’t set trap to catch themselves and good old buddies. AG and IGP are free,that’s don’t surprise me at all.Remember the 2 PR’s frogs in Perak,come due date,they too would be clear of any corruption.I can tell you guys,any corrupt or criminal investigation regarding their good old pals,past,current will result the same old verdict.Just don’t waste your time and effords and money on these guys’ corrupt action.Just look at how many police complaimts by the oppositions regarding Umno/BN people and what do you guys get ? Nothing but adding salts to your own injuries you get busted instead. YB Karen Kok case is an good example. Macc,Jac,police etc etc etc, in fact have lost it’s credibility long time ago.Our only choice now is to change the Umno/BN government in the 13th GE.

  22. #22 by daryl on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 1:38 am

    As usual BN is using the PDRM and judiciary to justified their bias and corrupt ways. Meanwhile, the MSM is spinning the wheels to fool rakyat. Hopefully, one of this day all this nonsense will stop.

  23. #23 by undergrad2 on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 2:19 am

    It is time we get together and make them give one black eye each to one another.

  24. #24 by Godfather on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 6:57 am

    Nazri now has his own black eye, with pictures of him and an unidentified woman in compromising positions being posted on the net. What is he going to say now ? “Looks like me, but it isn’t me” ?

    What is he going to say with pictures of his son and of Najis’ son partying with skimpily clad women and booze ? “It’s non-alcoholic booze” ?

    These hypocrites are products of the NEP, the product of hoodwinking the poor Malays through use of race and religion for their own selfish ends.

  25. #25 by Godfather on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 7:07 am

    The internet is abuzz with talk that the MACC is investigating Azalina and her top aide for corruption. What are the odds that she will be found guilty ? 10 to 1 ? 100 to 1 ? William Hill and Ladbrokes would go bankrupt with all these one-way bets…

  26. #26 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 8:26 am

    Of course no one is guilty. The black eye was self inflicted, according to The Diabolical Megalomaniac.

  27. #27 by taiking on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 8:34 am

    The Malaysian made Magical Anti-whatever Cleansing Cream is being applied generously to umno members. So dont be surprise to find najib and gang using MACC. And what about anwar’s black eye? Huh? No problem there. They have MACC. Apply twice a day – morning and night – and things will be ok.

  28. #28 by swee_ann_tweety on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 8:43 am

    from my point of view, a lot of cases got no case in Malaysia. Altantuya case = no case, Lingam case = no case, Malaysian Pilot Caught with Child Pornography = no case, Karpal Singh sent with two bullets = no case, Zakaria = no case, Khir Toyo and the Klang Bus Sentral Issue = no case, Kugan = no case, and many many more

  29. #29 by ALLAN THAM on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 9:01 am

    current or retired they are all from the same breed, with ONLY some exception, off course those with integrity will never be used. That logical any way

  30. #30 by OrangRojak on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 9:46 am

    Godfather Says: MACC is investigating Azalina
    If you Google for “azalina corruption”, themalaysianinsider is the #1 hit, you look at their story, and you can see an advert above it for “Store your documents off-site” ahahahahaha

    The good thing about selective prosecution is, at least you know someone’s thinking of you. Justice is so indifferent.

  31. #31 by monsterball on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 9:58 am

    From Mahathir’s 22 years …..and on going….the objective is….if Anwar Ibrahim stays in jail….UMNO will rule forever.
    Just look at all the twists and turns….on laws…interpretations…so…on Anwar..all favouring UMNO.
    Now with RM60 billion sounded off….some are prepared to die for UMNO…to make sure…UMNO will rule forever.
    Most do not need money….trained to be so….be weird…to be simple and live simple lives…programmed to think…”It’s God’s will”…if ever suffers.
    Bless them with filial sons and daughters….all wake their parents up…and see….the devils reincarnated…and his followers…right in front of our eyes.
    Malaysians are determine to change the government…with or without Anwar…..which Anwar have said it before.

  32. #32 by Dominique on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 10:00 am

    I like your fly in the coffee story…hilarious

  33. #33 by passerby on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 10:46 am

    If you think they will find any of their member guilty, we must be dreaming in technicolor!

    Now that they have announced the RM60 Bil financial aid package, these umno crooks will do anything to stay in power as long as they could, to lay their hands on the money. The recession is a god-sent opportunity to these crooks to spend all these money on themselves and their cronies. I bet that after they have finished spending the money, the country economy will still be in deep shit and all of them will be very very rich.

  34. #34 by Loh on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 11:26 am

    The 2-1 decision was not enough to convict the AG, but it shows that a judge believed that he was guilty. AG must be above suspicion. Now that a judge has decided with the benefit of the investigation that the AG was guilty beyond reasonable doubt, the AG does not meet the required standard that he must not only be clean, but the people believe that he was clean. The AG has obviously failed the test. He should be asked to resign. The Sultan of Perak can help the country by asking the AG to resign. UMNO leaders will have to decide whether the wishes of the Sultan would be their command.

  35. #35 by Godfather on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 11:32 am


    The fly in the coffee story was extracted from a much longer story involving several races, so I shall reproduce the balance of the story for your benefit:


    The Italian – throws the cup and walks away in a fit of rage.

    The Frenchman – takes out the fly, and drinks the coffee.

    The Chinese – eats the fly and washes it down with the coffee. If delicious he opens a restaurant and makes money

    The Russian – drinks the coffee with the fly, since it was extra with no charge.

    The Israeli – sells the coffee to the Frenchman, the fly to the Chinese, buys himself a new cup of coffee and uses the extra money to invent a device that catches more flies so that he can make more money.

    The Palestinian – blames the Israeli for the fly falling in his coffee, protests the act of aggression to the UN, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffee house where the Italian, the Frenchman, the Chinese, and the Russian are all trying to explain to the Israeli that he should give away his cup of coffee to the Palestinian.

    And of course we know what happens when an UMNOputra finds a fly in his coffee….

  36. #36 by aiD_kamikuP on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 11:45 am

    Just about everyone of them has a skeleton of some sort in the closet. What’s being mentioned here are only those of AGP (pigtail), IGP and Cows-Cars-Child-porn chief.

    Don’t expect for a moment for a Spanish Inquisition or a Nyamuk Fumigation.

  37. #37 by Dominique on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 11:47 am


    Wow…thanks ker zillion

  38. #38 by vincent on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 12:18 pm

    I think every robber, killer, raper, and others should join them because every case there will be no case. (Totally Protected & Clean)

  39. #39 by HJ Angus on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 1:27 pm

    How shameful that the newly minted MACC conducts all its inquiries in secret.
    No doubt most Malaysians believe that nothing will change for the better anymore unless we decide to change the federal government.

  40. #40 by ekans on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 1:30 pm

    Just look at how the justice system is treating the Perak state assembly speaker.
    V. Sivakumar is not being allowed to even represent himself in court and the state legal adviser, who’s supposed to represent him, is giving him the ‘cold shoulder’.
    It appears that Sivakumar is being trapped in some sort of ‘legal limbo’ which is of course engineered to force him to quit his speaker post.
    No surprise if the police say they can’t figure out the origins of those live bullets in those death threat letters to Karpal.
    No surprise if the MACC ‘closes one eye’ to Anwar’s black-eye case.

  41. #41 by cheng on on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 2:40 pm

    I may be ignorant, but I have NEVER, NEVER heard of any sane people above 21 years old not allowed to represent himself or herself in any Court of law in any part of the world in the past 35 years. Another Malaysia Boleh in Guinness Book of Record???

  42. #42 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 2:45 pm

    Godfather – you forgot the kiamsiap (stingy) Scotsman.

    Scots – take out the fly, wring the fly over the cup to squeeze out every drop of the coffee into the cup, throw the fly away and drink the coffee.

  43. #43 by madguyho on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 3:22 pm

  44. #44 by madguyho on Thursday, 12 March 2009 - 3:36 pm

    another Malaysia Boleh

  45. #45 by blablowbla on Friday, 13 March 2009 - 9:15 am

    they simply picked 3 stooges ‘judge’ themselves and perform ‘wayang kulit’,went for a ‘vote’,conclusion:no case for Paktahi and Musang!

    A non-government commitee members of royal commission shud instead be set up,Pak Nazi,to clear-off the doubts,if you really cares about Rakyat’s perceptions!

    Yes,you all can do whatever you like,but more n more ppl will vote for PR,maybe including your relatives,they are sicked of YOU PPL!

  46. #46 by frankyapp on Saturday, 14 March 2009 - 4:03 pm

    There’s nothing to bet,dear godfather,cos head or tail you lose.

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