Institution Promise 15: Separating the Office of Attorney General from Public Prosecutor

01. The Attorney General shall be appointed from amongst the qualified Members of Parliament, and he would become a Minister who can continue the role as chief legal advisor to the Government.

PH Manifesto Page 43 May 10, 2018
Jun 2018

Agong consents to appointment of Tommy Thomas as Attorney-General

New Straits Times June 05, 2018

Jun 2018

Tommy Thomas is our choice for AG: Dr M

The Edge Markets June 03, 2018

Dr Mahathir was also asked to comment if the decision to appoint the new AG infringes Pakatan’s manifesto which states that the AG should be selected from among the Members of Parliament. It also states that the AG will be a minister and play the role of the chief legal adviser to the government while the public prosecutor, who will lead Malaysia’s Public Prosecutor Office, would be another independent individual who can act without partisan interest.