Wan Azizah summoned by Bukit Aman to assist probe into Tommy Thomas’ book

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has summoned former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to assist with an ongoing investigation.

She was expected to be going to the federal police headquarters at about 3pm on Friday (Jan 28).

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said the Pandan MP had been summoned to assist in the investigation into Tan Sri Tommy Thomas’s book “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness”.

“I confirm that we will be recording her statement as it is a normal procedure in the course of an investigation,” he said when contacted on Friday.

On Dec 24 last year, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said a task force would conduct a preliminary study on allegations in Thomas’ book, including on the appointment of judges, excessive interference by the executive in the judiciary and selective prosecution.

The task force would submit its findings and recommendations to the Cabinet within six months from the date of appointment.

Thomas, in a letter to the chairman of the task force, said he had no intention to cooperate, citing the formation of the task force as unprecedented and potentially jeopardising the independence of the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).