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Tommy Thomas will cooperate with police in probe into his memoir — lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 8): Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas will cooperate with the police in their probe into his controversial memoir My Story: Justice in the Wilderness, his lawyer said today.

However, the police have so far not reached out to Thomas or set a date to interview him, lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo told theedgemarkets.com.

Sangeet had earlier said that her firm had written to Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador to say that Thomas will fully cooperate in the matter and give his statements when called.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed was quoted as saying yesterday that police have received 134 reports nationwide with regard to the book.

He said the investigations are being carried out by the Classified Criminal Investigation Unit and the complaints would be studied in detail before any party, including Thomas, is called to record their statements.

“One of the investigation papers opened is in accordance with Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation and another investigation paper is opened in accordance with Section 8 of the Official Secrets Act 1972 (which deals with information leaks).

“The third investigation paper was opened in accordance with Section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1948 (which touches on acts that have a tendency to incite),” Huzir said.

Among the individuals who lodged police reports against Thomas were his predecessor Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali and former Solicitor-General III Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria.

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