Lawyer: AG’s ‘dancing’ video relevant to judicial review bid

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KUALA LUMPUR: Sacked Umno Batu Kawan deputy divisional chief, Khairuddin Abu Hassan, has taken the position that video evidence of Attorney-General Mohd Apandi Ali dancing with ministers is relevant to his judicial review bid.

His lawyer, Haniff Khatri Abdulla, told reporters after meeting High Court judge Justice Hanipah Farikullah, that the evidence was relevant.

“The video is crucial to show that he (Apandi) was caught in a conflict situation,” said the lawyer.

Senior federal counsel Shamsul Bolhassan argued the video was irrelevant.

Justice Hanipah fixed November 11 to give her decision. November 11 is also the day to decide on Khairuddin’s bid to get leave to challenge the AG’s decision.

Khairuddin had earlier filed a judicial review application to set aside Apandi’s decision on January 26 that no criminal offence was committed by Prime Minister Najib Razak in relation to three investigation papers filed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Khairuddin is also questioning Apandi’s directive to MACC to close the probes, and his alleged refusal to give assistance to investigators to collect evidence outside Malaysia.

Former de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim and the Bar Council have filed similar judicial reviews.