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A-G Just Glad the Case is Finally Over

The Star, September 4, 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail has dispelled notions that there was a deal to set Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim free, saying that this proved that the judiciary was independent.

“I can assure you that. At the same time I am glad not because of the outcome but that the long procedure is finally over and has come to an end,” he said.

He said the Federal Court, being the last appeal court, had decided on the case.

He urged every one to respect the court’s decision and not question it.

Gani said as far as the prosecution was concerned, they had done their best.

To a question, he said the prosecution did not believe in appealing the Federal’s Court decision.

“This is just another case we have lost and we will have to carry on with the others and continue to give our best,” he said.

Meanwhile, Umno Youth chief Datuk Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said Anwar’s acquittal is “nothing out of the ordinary” and would not jeopardise the stability of Umno or its youth wing.

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