PETALING JAYA, Feb 14 – Bukit Aman has called up MCA central committee member Chan Quin Er in connection with the expose of a circular on instructions to the Attorney General’s Chambers to hasten judicial hearings of high-profile cases.
Chan will have her statement recorded on Friday (Feb 15).
The action by the police follows the leaked email circular by Solicitor General III, Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria, which went viral and was highlighted by Chan to the media.
A former federal counsel with the AGC from 2014 to 2018, Chan said the impartiality of the AGC was now questionable.
On the police calling her up, she said it looked like the reality of being a whistleblower in Malaysia had not really changed since the dawn of Malaysia Baru (New Malaysia).
“What we really want with our institutions in Malaysia Baru is a high standard of integrity,” the lawyer said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 14).
Chan said someone filed a police report because she raised questions about political interference in a supposedly independent institution.
“Weren’t the democratic values of transparency, non-political interference and responsible freedom of speech in Malaysia Baru the very same ideals bandied by the former Opposition all these years?
“So much for Pakatan’s pre-GE14 promise of more civil liberties, for more transparency and to abolish laws such as the OSA.
“Happy Valentine’s Day,” she said.