One-time aide to ex-premier Najib Abdul Razak, Romen Bose, has hit out at Tommy Thomas following a scathing book review, saying that the former attorney-general is clearly avoiding the elephant in the room.
Thomas (above) had recently reviewed Bose's book ‘Final Reckoning: An Insider’s View of the Fall of Malaysia's Barisan Nasional Government’ and made no bones about his dismissive views of Bose, whom he called a “Najib apologist”.
“I am perplexed as to how Thomas was able to read the chapter on 1MDB and yet fail to address the elephant in the room, namely the MACC’s 2018/2019 alleged investigation paper on former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz and former cabinet minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop.
“This is mystifying given the fact that he was the attorney-general when all this was alleged to have taken place,” said Bose in his response today.
“Given his interest in my book and his involvement in Najib’s prosecution then, I would ask Thomas to please verify whether the alleged ‘Laporan kes AmBank’ is authentic or not? And if it is authentic, then why was no action against Zeti and Nor Yakcop taken?”
Bose said that Thomas’ silence on the issue was both deafening and dramatic, adding his belief that the trial of Najib was political persecution.
He also took a dig at Thomas saying that it must be of some embarrassment when former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who appointed him to the position of attorney-general, has now implied parts of Thomas’ memoirs are fiction and openly expressed his regret in appointing Thomas as to the post in the first place.