KUALA LUMPUR – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri said she does not interfere in the Attorney-General’s work as well as court matters.
She said she was just answering questions for the AG’s Chambers in Parliament and matters related to the courts as it was part of her portfolio.
“Whatever I answer is based on law. In Malaysia, the AG is a non-elected representative, so he cannot be in Parliament.
“In my case, I’m Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and not Law Minister like some of you (media) are reporting. Law is part of what I am taking care of,” she said when approached by reporters at the Parliament lobby here Thursday.
Nancy was commenting on Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo’s statement asking her to advise Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali to let the courts decide whether or not his prosecution powers are absolute.
He said that yesterday after Nancy said parliamentarians cannot question the AG directly unless the AG is an elected or appointed representative.
Nancy stressed that she would not advise Mohamed Apandi as suggested by Gobind Singh because he (Mohamed Apandi) knows the law better. – BERNAMA