Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

PUTRAJAYA: The Judicial and Legal Service Officers Association of Malaysia (Jalsoa) will hold an extraordinary general meeting to reject the Malaysian Bar's motion to remove Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

The Jalsoa executive committee, in a statement today, condemned the Bar's decision to debate a motion calling Apandi to resign as Attorney-General.

"The Bar's action raised dissatisfaction among the judicial and legal officers who are part of the legislative institution.

"The Bar's action is as though it is disputing the transparent legislation process as stated in the Federal Constitution.

"If this continues, it is seen as obstructing the exercise of powers and discretion of the AG as provided by Clause (3) of Article 145 of the Federal Constitution," it said.

Jalsoa said the extraordinary general meeting will be held in line with Article 15 (1) of the Jalsoa Constitution.

A motion was proposed by three lawyers from the Bar - Charles Hector, Francis Pereira and Shanmugam Ramasamy, that called for Apandi’s resignation, following the latter's decision to clear Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of wrongdoing in the transfers of RM2.6 billion and funds from former 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) unit SRC International into the prime minister’s personal accounts.

The AG had said the RM2.6 billion was a donation from the Saudi royal family, and later ordered the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to close the case.

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