On The Appointment of Tommy Thomas As The New Attorney-General
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
We would like to congratulate Tommy Thomas on his appointment as the new Attorney-General. His appointment comes at a time when the country is undergoing robust changes. We believe that given his experience and track record, he has what it takes to carry out the job.



We are gratified that Thomas' candidature has been endorsed by the Bar Council and the legal fraternity at large. As a advocacy group for transparency and good governance, we are also glad that at the end of the day, his appointment was not based on race or creed but merits. 



In this respect, the Malay rulers, including the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong must be commended for upholding the Federal Constitution. The Federal government had also acted wisely to defuse a potential Constitutional crisis. The drama preceding the appointment, however, should be a cautionary tale of attempts to subvert the supremacy of the Constitution, which we should all stand against.



Moving forward, we hope that Thomas will be able to live up to the public's expectations of upholding the rule of law to the highest standards. Top on his to-do list would be to prosecute high-profile corruption cases to underline the new administration's zero-tolerance on graft and abuse of power.

 
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