Najib: AG satisfied there's no need to prosecute Johari
KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 - The Attorney-General made the decision to close the graft case against Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Johari Baharum because he was satisfied that there was no need to prosecute him.
“If the AG has come to such a decision, it is because he is satisfied that thorough investigations have been carried out and he finds there is no need to proceed with a prosecution,” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on Thursday.
Najib also pointed out that in the Malaysian judiciary system, it was the AG who had the final say on whether a case should be brought to court.
On Johari’s statement that his life had not be peaceful since the allegation surfaced that he had received RM5.5mil bribe to release several criminals detained under the Emergency Ordinance, Najib said: “I hope he is now relieved.”
Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail ordered the ACA to cease its investigations on Johari after the agency was unable to find any statement to link the deputy minister to the alleged offence.