PETALING JAYA: Contrary to a news report, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said (pic) maintains that she has not stepped down from her position as the Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on Law and Human Rights.
“I would like to confirm that as of Aug 31, 2022, I am still serving as the Law and Human Rights Special Adviser,” she said in a brief Facebook post.
A news report, quoting sources, had earlier claimed that Azalina relinquished her post on Tuesday.
The Pengerang MP was appointed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the special adviser for law and human rights in October 2021.
Azalina, who is also an Umno supreme council member, recently questioned why the current Attorney General (AG) was not government-friendly.
She had claimed that in other parts of the world, a prime minister would usually appoint “his own person” to be the AG.
Azalina had also questioned why the Federal Court rejected Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bid to postpone proceedings after the former prime minister changed his team of lawyers.
The Federal Court had subsequently upheld Najib’s conviction, as well as his 12-year jail sentence and RM210mil fine for misappropriating RM42mil of SRC International funds.