Ex Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali says he has returned to UMNO but did he ever leave?

An UMNO man back then in the 1990s.

An UMNO man now.

15 July 2018

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It’s my right to be in Umno, says Apandi

Newly appointed Umno supreme council member Mohamed Apandi Ali said his new role in the party should not be an issue since he is no longer the attorney-general.

“(Following my being replaced as AG), I am now able to exercise my right to associate with a party (Umno).

“A long time ago, I was a member of Umno. But when I joined the Bar Council, I left the party (then),” Apandi was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times.

He also likened his return to the party to a fish returning to its spawning grounds.

Previously Apandi had told the Malaysian Insider in an interview that he had quit Umnoin 1991, when he joined the Malaysian Bar.

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=122329

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FORMER attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali, who was tapped to fill a spot in Umno’s Supreme Council today, has refused the post, saying it would be “unreasonable” for him to accept it.

Apandi was one of 11 to be appointed to the Supreme Council in an announcement by Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi earlier today.

“After poring over it and thinking about it deeply, I feel it is unreasonable to accept the appointment as Supreme Council member.

“What plays out in my mind is that the appointment will open the floodgates to a variety of negative perceptions linked to my actions and decisions back when I worked as a judge and attorney-general,” he said in a statement today.

Zahid had earlier today appointed Apandi – alongside others such as a former Wanita Umno leader who lost in the May 9 polls Azizah Mohd Dun, former National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) chairman Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib and the heads of Umno’s three wings – to the Supreme Council in a major restructuring of the party’s leadership.

His choice drew criticism from political leaders, including Kedah Umno Youth chief Hazizy Zainol Abidin, who described Apandi’s appointment as a “political mistake” due to his being implicated in past scandals.

He said the choice also revealed Umno’s weakness in not being able to produce anyone with the skills to compete with the government.

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=122329

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12 November 2015

Malaysian Insider

A-G admits to contesting on Umno ticket in 1990 general election

Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has admitted he stood as an Umno candidate for the 1990 general election, but denied that this had any influence on his role as Attorney-General (A-G).

“Yes, I was a candidate but everyone needs to be reminded that every judicial commissioner, High Court judge, Court of Appeal judge and Federal Court judge have to take an oath of office to uphold the rule of law.

“So, what bias are they talking about?” Apandi told The Malaysian Insider.

He said such incidences were not unusual, as Datuk Ariff Yussof, who contested on a PAS ticket in the 2004 general election, was later appointed judicial commissioner in 2008.

Apandi added that he himself was appointed judicial commissioner in 2003, 13 years after he contested in the 1990 general election.

The A-G said this when asked to comment on 2004 court documents seen by The Malaysian Insider, in which he revealed he stood as an Umno candidate in the 1990 general election.

Apandi was then presiding as a judge for the case at the Kelantan High Court, and had been responding to an application to recuse him on the grounds that he was biased.

“… that I stood as a candidate for Umno in the 1990 general elections is a situation that goes back to some 14 years ago,” wrote Apandi, in dismissing the recuse application on April 18, 2004.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/a-g-admits-to-contesting-on-umno-ticket-in-1990-general-election#sthash.k3j92FNr.UHkM9QJo.dpuf

Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali had things to say about the following: Tommy Thomas, Sulaiman Abdullah,  Catherine Eu, S. Ambiga, Lim Chee Wee, Christopher Leong and Steven Thiru.

It will be interesting to read their responses.

14 November 2015

Why the snub, Apandi asks Bar Council

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In this final article from the interview with Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali, the attorney-general speaks of his relationship with the Bar Council, saying ‘something was not right’. He also takes a swipe at G25, describing them as a group of ‘have-been government servants’.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali asked why the Bar Council was giving him the cold shoulder, seeing that he was a member of the council for 12 years, holding the post of treasurer twice, during that time.

Apandi said there was no congratulatory note from the council on his appointment as A-G in July nor was there was a request for a courtesy call, adding that “something was not right”.

“I don’t know why, up till today, now is the 104th day of me in office, there is not a single letter of congratulations from the Bar Council on my appointment as the A-G,” he told The Malaysian Insider in a recent interview.

The A-G said even the lawyers’ associations from Sabah and Sarawak had written to him after the appointment, but not the Bar Council.

Saying that he was not taking the Bar Council snub personally, Apandi added that he was the first Bar Council member to be appointed as A-G in the history of Malaysia.

“I’m the first from a practising lawyer to be appointed as the A-G of Malaysia. Aren’t the lawyers proud of it? Not a word! Not only that. There’s not even a single letter of request to see me or extend me a courtesy call. I’m waiting.”

He denied there was any bad blood between him and the Bar Council, adding that during his career, he spent more time in the council than in Umno.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/why-the-snub-apandi-asks-bar-council?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#sthash.54bDic6Q.dpuf

12 November 2015

Malaysian Insider

A-G admits to contesting on Umno ticket in 1990 general election

Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has admitted he stood as an Umno candidate for the 1990 general election, but denied that this had any influence on his role as Attorney-General (A-G).

“Yes, I was a candidate but everyone needs to be reminded that every judicial commissioner, High Court judge, Court of Appeal judge and Federal Court judge have to take an oath of office to uphold the rule of law.

“So, what bias are they talking about?” Apandi told The Malaysian Insider.

He said such incidences were not unusual, as Datuk Ariff Yussof, who contested on a PAS ticket in the 2004 general election, was later appointed judicial commissioner in 2008.

Apandi added that he himself was appointed judicial commissioner in 2003, 13 years after he contested in the 1990 general election.

The A-G said this when asked to comment on 2004 court documents seen by The Malaysian Insider, in which he revealed he stood as an Umno candidate in the 1990 general election.

Apandi was then presiding as a judge for the case at the Kelantan High Court, and had been responding to an application to recuse him on the grounds that he was biased.

“… that I stood as a candidate for Umno in the 1990 general elections is a situation that goes back to some 14 years ago,” wrote Apandi, in dismissing the recuse application on April 18, 2004.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/a-g-admits-to-contesting-on-umno-ticket-in-1990-general-election#sthash.k3j92FNr.UHkM9QJo.dpuf

11 November 2015

Saya tidak pernah jadi bendahari Umno Kelantan, kata peguam negara, nafi berat sebelah

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I have never been so Treasurer of Umno Kelantan, according to the Attorney, claim bias

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Star

Wednesday November 11, 2015 MYT 11:37:19 AM

A-G Apandi: I’ve been victim of wrong perception

PETALING JAYA: Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali (pic) has lamented about being “more associated” with his Umno membership than being in the “inner circle” of the Bar Council as the treasurer.

“I was a treasurer of the Bar Council and I was a member of the office bearers, the inner circle. You know who are the inner circle? President, vice-president, treasurer, secretary. Four people. These are the inner circle. They can all be Bar Council members, but they are out of the inner discussion. I was a part of it.

“First time I was a treasurer, I started speaking my mind. So they all tried to gag me. Scolded me. The inner circle. The likes of Tommy Thomas and Sulaiman Abdullah. I tell you the names.

“They wanted to get me because at that time I was chairman of the Kelantan Bar. I was chairman of the Kelantan Bar for seven years.

“So as chairman of the Kelantan Bar, the papers sometimes came and asked me whatnot, so I gave my take on whatever the issue was.

“Some of my views weren’t liked by the inner circle of the Bar Council. So they started hammering me and whatnot,” he said.

Apandi said the Bar also tried to stop him from airing his views so much so that he resigned member in 2001.

“The person who can tell all of this, I tell you, is someone who is synonymous with the Bar Council, Ms Catherine Eu. She’s still alive, her memory’s still good, go ask her. She can vouch for whatever I’m telling you.

“Talking about the Bar Council, I was in the Bar Council before the likes of Ambiga (Datuk S. Ambiga), Lim Chee Wee, Christopher Leong and Steven Thiru. Steven Thiru (current Bar Council president) was a young lawyer when I was doing election petitions. He followed me around, carrying my bag and file,” Apandi said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/11/11/attorney-general-victim-of-wrong-perception/

Come clean on real reason for appointment, Zaid urges AG

Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali should come clean on the real reason behind his appointment to replace Abdul Gani Patail as he knows that the decision was not made out of the blue, said former law minister Zaid Ibrahim.

“He (Apandi) has in the past admitted as much but the real reason was not known.

“That is what the whole country wants to know. Why was he chosen?” Zaid told Malaysiakini when contacted.

Zaid said that Apandi’s appointment on July 27 came at a very critical time and many people saw it as being done not through a “normal process”.

His appointment was seen as an abrupt move amid investigations on state-investment arm 1MDB by a special task force which was at the time headed by Gani.

Barely a week in office, Apandi had reportedly ordered for the task force to be disbanded and the investigating authorities to carry out their duties separately.

“In light of all that, his interview would have been more meaningful if he had addressed the real issues,” said Zaid.

“I don’t care whether he supports Umno or otherwise,” he added.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/319098

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