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‘Orang dia’: Why we need to separate the attorney general and the public prosecutor

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Recently, while delivering her speech at a special Umno briefing, Pengerang MP Azalina Othman said: “If the power to change the AG is in the hands of the prime minister, why didn’t he (Ismail Sabri) change the AG when this is under his jurisdiction?”

So, this begs the question – what is the role of the attorney general and should he or she be a political appointee? And what would a truly free and independent judiciary look like?

BFM discusses the issue with Bersih chairman Thomas Fann.

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
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  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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