The Attorney General was dancing with 5 ministers, Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Salleh Said Keruak, Maximus Ongkili, Azalina Othman Said and Nancy Shukri.
26 Oct 2016
Khairuddin applies to submit ‘Dancing AG’ video in judicial review against Apandi
Former Batu Kawan Umno division vice-chief Khairuddin Abu Hassan has applied to submit new evidence in his application for judicial review against attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali.
This new evidence is a 26-second video clip depicting what appears to be Apandi dancing with several members of the cabinet during the Merdeka Day parade this year.
5 September 2016
Dancing during Merdeka a ‘spontaneous’ act, says minister
One of the Umno ministers seen dancing together with attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali during the 59th Merdeka Day celebrations at Dataran Merdeka has reportedly described the situation as a spontaneous reaction to “beautiful” music.
Online portal Free Malaysia Today quoted Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar as saying that they were among the crowd that responded to the festive music played on that day.
“When the music is beautiful, feel good, the feeling (to dance) will be there. That is all. There was nothing more than that,” Wan Junaidi said.
He, however, said he could not remember whether Apandi had also danced along with him and several other Umno ministers.
“I did not see (Apandi) but I know there were four or five ministers who responded to the music. I know because I was also moving my body (dancing),” he reportedly said.
Wan Junaidi was responding to the video which was originally uploaded by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s lawyer, Haniff Khatri Abdulla, in raising concerns over Apandi’s apparent “closeness” with the ministers.
Haniff said that Apandi, seen to be dressed in similar attire as the minister, could be perceived as committing actions that potentially compromised principles of natural justice.
Also seen in the video were Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak, Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Azalina Othman Said and Nancy Shukri, as well as Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Maximus Ongkili.
AG pressed to resign over ‘dancing with ministers’ video
Attorney-general (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali has been urged to resign over a video allegedly depicting him dancing with several cabinet ministers during the National Day celebration last week.
Critics have raised concerns that the AG seen fraternising with ruling party leaders places his impartiality into question.
2 September 2016
Dr M’s lawyer: What is the AG doing dancing with ministers?
Lawyer Haniff Khatri today disclosed a video of what he claimed showed attorney-general (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali dancing with a group of ministers.
Haniff, who is a lawyer for former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said the behaviour was unbecoming of an attorney-general, particularly at a time when the government is embroiled in the 1MDB scandal.
“The attorney-general’s action of singing and having fun with government ministers in public… raises legitimate worry in the minds of concerned and right-thinking Malaysians about the attorney-general’s ability to make just and fair decisions in investigations against the prime minister or any government ministers with regard to the current crisis we are facing,” he said in a Facebook statement.
In the video, a man resembling Apandi is seen dancing with five ministers, namely Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Salleh Said Keruak, Maximus Ongkili, Azalina Othman Said and Nancy Shukri.
The event appear to be the Merdeka Day parade at Dataran Merdeka on Wednesday.
Haniff also questioned why Apandi was wearing the same uniform as the ministers.