Thomas’ book could be banned, minister to get report

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© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Several police reports have been lodged against Tommy Thomas’ recently published memoir.

PETALING JAYA: The home ministry is scrutinising former attorney-general Tommy Thomas’ recently published memoir “My Story: Justice in the Wilderness”, says a source.

The source in the ministry, who declined to be named, did not rule out the possibility that the book could be banned.

The source said the Enforcement and Control Division is preparing a report to be submitted to home minister Hamzah Zainudin.

“The minister has the power to order a ban on the book.”

Several parties have lodged police reports against Thomas over the book, including his predecessor, Mohamed Apandi Ali, and retired director-general of the Judicial and Legal Training Institute Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria.

They have accused Thomas of criminal defamation and offences under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

Selangor CID chief Fadzil Ahmat has said Thomas would be called to give his statement “as soon as possible”.

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