Seeking to militarize the justice system for political purposes is in itself a major offense Ismail Sabri!

Seeking to militarize the justice system for political purposes is in itself a major offense Ismail Sabri!

Interim Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob admitted he had declassified the report detailing Putrajaya’s investigation into former Attorney General Tommy Thomas’ book so it could be used as political “bullets” to attack Pakatan Harapan.

At a rally in Bagan Datuk yesterday, Ismail Sabri urged the party apparatus to ‘capitalize’ on the findings to attack rivals in the upcoming election campaign.

“I gave you bullets. In the Thomas case, we presented (the report) of the special task force. I gave a lot of balls here.

“I have asked the de facto Attorney General to post it on his website detailing what was done and what mistakes Thomas made.

“I told the Attorney General to take immediate action (against Thomas) under the Official Secrets Act, Libel Act, etc. I told him to raise this issue immediately,” he said. -he declares.

“So if it is already mentioned, we cannot leave it like that. We must capitalize on this issue to attack them.

Ammo Against Dr. M

Ismail Sabri also noted how a separate task force found then-Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad negligent in the Pulau Batu Puteh case.

He said the task force discovered Mahathir jumped at the gun when he ordered the legal team to withdraw from the sovereignty dispute with Singapore, even before the firm was consulted.

At yesterday’s rally, he called the declassified information BN’s “weapon” against Mahathir.

“In my statement, I said there was a possibility of negligence on the part of Mahathir…that’s a point for us. Our weapon. Don’t let this slip. Play on this problem,” he told the party machinery.

Our comment

This has to be one of the most shocking admissions made by any politician anywhere, ever.

Even the most egregious autocrats at the top of the most brutal regimes would hesitate to be so outspoken about such personal and self-serving abuse of the law for political gain. Such thugs usually seek to at least claim that they allowed due process to take its independent course against the enemies for whom they concocted “crimes”, even though behind the scenes everyone knows they were behind the actions.

Of course, the UMNO leaders slacked off in such concealment, having become so accustomed to making do with everything. For the same reason they were so easily caught stealing. Najib was of course plotting the same thing, personally conspiring in advance with the young man who later accused his political opponent Anwar of “sodomy” against him. But at least he tried to keep his machinations a secret.

Yet here is Ismail Sabri, who apparently has the advantage of a law degree and should therefore understand at least the basics of the justice system he represents, openly announcing his plan to abuse the justice system by launching political suits to help fight an election.

How jaw dropping is that?

He ADMITS having instructed the Attorney General to prosecute his predecessor Tommy Thomas, based on a report that Ismail himself commissioned and then declassified so that the content could again be used in the court of public opinion against his target in a blatant act of contempt.

Then he admits he is planning the same tactic against the former prime minister himself whom he has also gone after, seeking to identify possible ‘crimes’ against him – the best he can come up with is an opinion subjective that Mahathir failed. to get a good enough deal from Singapore on a dispute it settled.

Quote: “there is a possibility of negligence on the part of Mahathir… that is a point for us. Our weapon. Don’t let this slip. Play on this problem”,

As for Thomas, he admits the best he can do is an accusation of “mistakes,” but says mistakes will do. What about Ismail’s error in admitting in public that he abused his position by interfering with the independence of the law?

Quote: “I told the Attorney General to take immediate action (against Thomas) under the Official Secrets Act, Libel Act, etc. I told him to raise this issue immediately….. We need to capitalize on this issue to attack them.

Hopefully the Malaysian people will see this rude and awful behavior for what it is, political bankruptcy, corruption and desperation. If a party acting in this way is allowed to return to office, no one will be safe from the corrupt and predatory abuses of UMNO, from the highest echelons of society to the humble corner store.

Ismail’s “ammunition” deserves to be returned to sender and exploded in UMNO’s backyard on election day.