In Malaysia, the Attorney General (AG) is also the Public Prosecutor (PP). The dual role accords a great deal of power to a single person.
Recent developments in the courts over corruption cases have reignited the public debate concerning the roles and powers of the AG and PP. The former advises the Government while the latter prosecutes offenders. Allegations of conflict of interest and political interference have been made. In fact, Pakatan Harapan promised to separate the offices but this initiative did not materialise.
Why has the prevailing perception come about? What are the different roles of the AG and PP? Are they meant to act independently? Has the concentration of power in one person compromised both offices? Is the rule of law being threatened?
The Collective of Applied Law & Legal Realism (CALR) will discuss the relevant laws and the issues above.
Send your questions in the usual manner (http://m.me/CALR3Rs) and we will answer them during our Facebook Live session on 16 June 2020 (Tuesday) at 12:00 p.m.
You may also leave your questions in the live chat box while we are in session.
Link to FB Live: https://www.facebook.com/CALR3Rs/videos/614326742765490
See you on the 16th!