Five opposition lawmakers piled more pressure on Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail (pic) after they lodged separate reports on his alleged misconduct which were contained in a statutory declaration affirmed by a retired police officer.
The five - Shamsul Iskandar @ Yusre Mohd Akin (PKR-Bukit Katil), Datuk Takiyudin Hassan (PAS-Kota Baru), Teo Kok Seong (DAP-Rasah), G. Manivannan (PKR-Kapar) and Steven Sim Chee Keong (DAP-Bukit Mertajam) want the police to investigate Abdul Gani after claims made by former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim in a 31-page sworn statement.
"We demand that police conduct a full and independent investigation as the allegations raised by Mat Zain are serious and involve the country's interests," said Shamsul Iskandar after lodging the report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters this evening.
In his statutory declaration, Mat Zain had claimed hundreds of millions of ringgit had changed hands and were deposited into a Hong Kong bank account over the Pulau Batu Puteh case, which the International Court of Justice ruled in favour of Singapore.
Mat Zain alleged that Abdul Gani had deliberately lost the case.
He had urged the authorities to investigate the reason how Malaysia lost its claim over Pulau Batu Puteh, saying it was a matter of sovereignty.
Mat Zain had claimed that Abdul Gani had fabricated evidence in the black eye case involving Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in September 29, 2008.
Shamsul Iskandar said the police should investigate Abdul Gani under Section 192 of the Penal Code which touches on fabrication of evidence.
The five opposition lawmakers also charged that top lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who was recently appointed by Putrajaya to lead the appeal against Anwar's acquittal over his sodomy charge, should be cited under Section 202 of the Penal Code for "intentionally failing to give information for an alleged offence".
Shafee, Mat Zain and former Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Ramli Yusuf met former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to allegedly discuss Abdul Gani's wrongdoings.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had previously said police were not investigating Mat Zain's SD because it is not a police report.
Ahmad Zahid had said the authorities would consider investigating the allegations if a police report was lodged on the issue.
On Monday, Mat Zain made public his SD when he sent it to several opposition lawmakers and news portals