PUTRAJAYA, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas was duty bound to disclose the truth to the court regarding information on the RM9.5 million allegedly paid to lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the Court of Appeal heard.
Senior federal counsel Zureen Elina Mohd Dom said the affidavit revealing that information was filed by the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) on the AG's instruction.
"The reason for filing the affidavit was that the AG was of the view that being an officer of the court, he had the duty to inform the truth to the court about the information pertaining to the RM9.5 million," she said.
Justice Datuk Umi Kalthum Abdul Majid chairing the Court of Appeal’s three-man bench had requested Zureen to clarify on the government's position with regard to the appeal as well as on the affidavit filed by the AGC.
Zureen, however, told the court that the government was not conceding to PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's appeal to reinstate his lawsuit against the government relating to his sodomy conviction.
Lawyer Harvinderjit Singh appearing for Muhammad Shafee said the application to intervene was filed due to the circumstances of the AGC's affidavit.....