|Attorney-General Gani Patail: Law of UMNO's Jungle|
Who appointed this beast to the nation's most powerful legal position?
In 1998 when Mahathir Mohamad decided to punish finance minister Anwar Ibrahim for openly defying him, he turned the justice system into a weapon. Abdul Gani Patail was then Commissioner of Law Revision in the Attorney-General's Chambers. He was hand-picked by his boss, Mohtar Abdullah, to lead the prosecution against Anwar. Why? Because Gani Patail was an ambitious fellow, prepared to do anything to rise in his career. Nothing was too low for Gani Patail. Use blackmail and threats to extract false testimonies from witnesses? No problem. Fabricate evidence against the accused? Easy-peasy.
Anwar was subjected to a mock trial presided over by the loathsome Augustine Paul and sentenced to a total of 15 years' imprisonment. Mohtar Abdullah was subsequently elevated to Federal Court Judge but suffered a stroke within months of his appointment, and thereafter lay in a coma for more than a year before he died. The pious whispered that it was God's punishment for Mohtar's gross abuse of power. Shortly after that Gani Patail was appointed AG as a reward for carrying out Mahathir's evil agenda. He has since maintained the same self-serving crooked tradition as his former boss.
Abdul Gani Patail will not be missed when he's gone and his misdeeds will never be forgotten.
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