New Bar chief says better for AG to explain decision to free Siti Aisyah
KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-elected president of the Malaysian Bar, Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor, said it would be good for Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to explain the decision to free Indonesian citizen Siti Aisyah, who was charged with the 2017 airport murder of Kim Jong Nam.
Fareed, who described the move as not normal, however said the AG is not obliged to give an explanation to the public as he has the power to drop charges.
“In this case, it is slightly different. The case proceeded, the charge was done, and led by the prosecution. The judge called for defence.
“The acquittal of Siti Aisyah was done after the defence was called. We don’t come across this on a normal basis,” he told reporters at the Malaysian Bar’s 73rd annual general meeting here.