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One Judge who dares to be different!
clipped from thestar.com.my

Komathy: Would it be safe to assume that the Prime Minister would have consulted the AG before making the statement?

Mohd Yusof: Yes, but the statement would not be binding on the AG.

Komathy: Yes, I know it would not be binding on the AG, but he is also the legal adviser to the Government. Would it not be safe to assume that the Prime Minister would have consulted him first?

At this juncture, judge S.M. Komathy Suppiah questioned the DPP if it was true that the AG was the legal adviser to the Prime Minister, to which he replied: “Yes”.

Mohd Yusof: The Prime Minister is also a politician. If people ask him, he would say something that people would want to hear in good faith.

Komathy: But it would be reasonable to assume that he would not make a statement without consulting the AG?

Mohd Yusof: That would be speculation. I don’t wish to speculate.

Komathy: But he is the Prime Minister.

Mohd Yusof: He’s not legally competent to make a statement which would give rise to such an expectation.

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