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Apandi says ready to cooperate in police probe

He is being investigated under Section 217 of the Penal Code.

Ahmad Mustakim Zulkifli
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Former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali. Photo: Bernama
Former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali. Photo: Bernama

Former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali has assured that he will cooperate with the police in their investigation following a number of police reports lodged against him.

“No problem, I will give my fullest cooperation,” he told MalaysiaNow. 

Bukit Aman earlier today confirmed that an investigation paper had been opened into Apandi.

Police spokesman Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin said the case was being conducted under Section 217 of the Penal Code. 

Section 217 deals with the offence of public servants who disobey the law with the intention of saving others from torture or property from confiscation. 

It carries a maximum prison term of two years, a fine, or both upon conviction.

One of the reports was lodged by Klang MP Charles Santiago who cited the May 23 judgment delivered by High Court judge Azimah Omar in rejecting Apandi’s defamation suit against DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang. 

Azimah said Apandi had shown a disregard of the law regarding the RM2.6 billion donation case involving former prime minister Najib Razak.

Pejuang had also made a police report against Apandi over his role as a middleman between the government and fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho.

Apandi previously said he had only facilitated the series of meetings between Low’s lawyer and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had also wanted Apandi investigated over the matter.