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Cops begin probe into ex-AG’s book

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Police have started an investigation centred on Tommy Thomas’ recently published memoir, following a series of police reports lodged against the former attorney-general.

Publisher Chong Ton Sin, who owns GB Gerakbudaya, the company which released the book “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness”, was interviewed by police on the contents of the book.

“They just asked me simple questions. They were not investigating me, but the book,” Chong told MalaysiaNow, adding that the session had been brief.

Thomas attracted criticism and condemnation after several prominent individuals he mentioned in the book disputed his version of events that transpired during his stint at the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).

Among others, Thomas is accused of insulting his own staff by suggesting that no one at the AGC could handle high-profile cases such as the 1MDB scandal involving former prime minister Najib Razak.

Earlier, Chong, whose company concentrates on leftist titles and Malaysian politics, said he was unperturbed by the bad publicity generated by the book.

He said some 7,000 copies have been printed so far.

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