Should the Roles of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor be Separated?

Rumah Kelab Persatuan Alumni UM , Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Should the Roles of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor be Separated? will be organized at Rumah Kelab Persatuan Alumni UM on 4th June 2016 (Saturday).

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The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) will be organising a public forum focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor in Malaysia on 4th June. This public forum is part of an ongoing campaign intended to strengthen ongoing advocacy efforts for institutional reform to combat corruption and promote good governance. 

Public Forum: Should the Roles of the Attorney General and the Public Prosecutor be Separated?

Date: 4 June 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 0900 - 1200 hrs 
Venue: Persatuan Alumni Universiti Malaya Clubhouse, Lot 10476, Jalan Susur Damansara (Jalan Damansara Lama), 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7956 2564

Speakers

Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department

Cynthia Gabriel, Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4)

Datuk Abdul Razak Idris, President of Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Officers Association

Representative from the Bar Council


Moderator

R. Nadeswaran, Editor (Special Reporting and Investigations), theSun

Current events have resulted in increased public concern and demand for greater accountability and transparency to ensure that criminal justice is enforced fairly and impartially. It is necessary for the A-G not only to act independently but to be seen to be acting independently in his decisions on whether to prosecute or not especially when high profile cases are involved. As long as the Attorney-General holds the power to decide on prosecutions, the problems faced by the current A-G will continue to be faced by all future Attorneys-Generals.

It is therefore proposed, as part of institutional reforms intended to strengthen anti-corruption efforts, that the offices of the Attorney-General and Public Prosecutor should be separated to ensure that criminal justice is enforced fairly and impartially in Malaysia.

Please contact IDEAS at +603 6201 8896 (Shaza) or shaza@ideas.org.my for further information.

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