Courts can’t challenge AG’s decision on Najib, says Azalina

Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR: Those criticising the Attorney-General’s (AG) decision to clear Prime Minister Najib Razak of alleged wrongdoings will simply have to accept it as it cannot be challenged.

In a statement issued today, minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Azalina Othman Said, said AG Apandi Ali had the absolute power to declare Najib innocent of any wrongdoing and hence, no one, not even the Courts, could challenge the decision.

Article 145(3) of the Federal Constitution, she explained, provided the AG with the power to initiate, conduct and stop any proceeding for any offence except those under the Syariah, Native and Military Courts.

“That power is absolute and can’t be challenged or replaced by any authority including the Courts.

“In other words, if any party disagrees with the AG’s way of handling a case, they have no basis to challenge it .”

The Pengerang lawmaker also urged critics, especially those on social media to immediately stop making comments as Apandi’s decision should be accepted and respected by everyone.

The AG yesterday cleared Najib of any offence pertaining to the RM2.6 billion “donation” and the RM42 million from SRC International Sdn Bhd that was found in his personal bank accounts in 2013.