KUALA LUMPUR: The services of Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail as the Attorney General was terminated for health reasons because he had to
undergo regular dialysis in hospital, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Nancy Shukri.
“At the time the decision was made, he was always going for dialysis. Now he’s healthy, only at that time he was always going for dialysis,” she replied
to a question by Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong) who interrupted her when winding up the debate on the 2016 Supply Bill at the Dewan Rakyat here.
Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby later, Nancy said the government’s decision to replace Abdul Gani was made based on the law and proper procedure.
“When he was removed he was not well. During that time we needed to consult him all the time, but he was not available due to his condition. He was going to hospital three times a week.
“The country needs an Attorney General who is healthy,” she said.
Abdul Gani was replaced by former Federal Court judge Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.
Earlier, during the winding-up, Nancy said there was no transfer order made for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor, Ahmad Sazilee Abdul Khairy, as reported.
He said the grade L52 officer had been placed temporarily at the Special Operations Division (BOK) of MACC since 2013 to June 30 this year, on the
capacity of a Grade 54 open position.
“(However) the Attorney General agreed to the request by MACC to extend his service at BOK until June 30, 2017.
“Ahmad Sazilee also recently has been given approval to be promoted to the actual grade of L54 by the Judicial and Legal Service Commission,” she said.- BERNAMA