AG clarifies he did not discuss Rafizi case with EC chairman

Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says he intends to rescind order to appeal the case against Rafizi Ramli.

PETALING JAYA: Attorney-General Tommy Thomas today clarified that he had not discussed the case involving PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli with Election Commission chairman Azhar Harun

“Yes, I did not speak to him (Azhar) about it,” he said to clear the air on what he had told theedgemarkets on Friday, the news portal reported today.

“As for the appeal against the acquittal, we are definitely going to withdraw it,” he added.

Earlier today Azhar released a statement clarifiying that he did not discuss the Rafizi case with Thomas. He said he believed strongly in separation of powers and he had no reason to discuss the case with the AG.

The Shah Alam High Court had, on Nov 15, acquitted and discharged Rafizi after overturning his conviction last year of revealing bank accounts related to the National Feedlot Corp and its chairman, Salleh Ismail.

Last Friday, Rafizi’s lawyers Nik Zarith Nik Moustpha told reporters he was notified by the Attorney-General’s Chambers that it would be filing an appeal against the acquittal.

Thomas subsequently said he was shocked that the appeal had been filed against the acquittal as he had earlier specifically instructed his officers not to do so.

He also promised to rescind the order tomorrow.