PARLIAMENT | De facto Law Minister Takiyuddin Hassan said former attorney-general Tommy Thomas had written a note on film producer Riza Aziz’s letter of representation over his money laundering case which showed he had agreed in principle to the terms of the settlement.
"On Nov 19, 2019, Thomas had examined the letter of representation (from Riza’s lawyers). After he examined the letter, Thomas, as the (then) attorney-general, made a handwritten note, in red ink, on this letter.
"The note is to someone named 'Ram', whom I think everyone knows," he added, referring to the case's lead prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram.
Takiyuddin said this during his wrapping-up speech for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s address in the Dewan Rakyat today.
The minister then read out the note purportedly from Thomas from what he claimed to be the original copy of the letter.
"Ram, in light of the statements in paragraph 5.10, 5.14, 5.15, 5.18 and 5.19 - this part is important - I am prepared to consider this representation. Paragraph 5.20 contains the terms of the proposed settlements, I await your advice," the note read.
Takiyuddin said: "Signed by Thomas, on Nov 19, with the attorney-general’s rubber stamp."
He said this shows that Thomas had agreed in principle to resolving Riza’s case after he paid the compound. Riza is former premier Najib Abdul Razak's step-son.
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