KOTA TINGGI, March 4 – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has insisted that she was not involved in the re-appointment of Attorney-General Tan Sri Idrus Harun.
She said the Attorney-General is only accountable to the Prime Minister.
“I was not personally involved in the process of re-appointing the Attorney-General.
“I want to stress that perhaps the Prime Minister has his own reasons for extending the Attorney-General’s appointment for six more months. But, to me, what we really need to look at is that perhaps he (Idrus) has some unfinished business,” she told a media conference after officiating the launching of the Financial Literacy Programme for Legal Aid and Insolvency Clinics, here, today.
She said this when asked to comment on allegations by certain parties on social media, questioning the involvement of the Pengeran Member of Parliament in the appointment of the Attorney-General.
Azalina explained that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had approved the reappointment of Idrus in accordance with Clause (1) Article 145 of the Federal Constitution.