US$300,000-$400,000 (from the Special Branch, between US$2 million and US$2.5 million from the Prime Minister’s Office, between US$800,000 and US$2.2 million from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), and a similar sum from the police was paid to the Israeli firm.

“Written representations are received by AGC on a daily basis from lawyers acting for accused facing criminal trials and appeals. Hence, there was nothing sinister about the sending of representations by Riza’s solicitors. Whether I personally acted in agreeing to their request for a discharge is an altogether separate issue. I did not. It is as plain and simple as that.” – Tommy Thomas