Make public Auditor-General’s Report on PAC

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There could be a “smoking gun” in the Auditor-General’s final audit report, directly implicating Najib in the 1MDB scandal.

PRESS STATEMENT It’s a most ludicrous situation where a Report was presented to a parliamentary select or standing committee, but not to Parliament. Pandikar Amin Mulia was probably the only Speaker in the world who barred the presentation of a Report in Parliament on the grounds that it was a classified document and official secret.

Pandikar should report the PAC Chairman Hasan Arifin as well as all PAC members to the police for having committed breaches of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) when they had access to the Auditor-General’s final audit report.

Speaker Pandikar reportedly told Parliament that the Auditor-General’s final audit report on 1MDB could not be tabled in the august House as the document had not been declassified. “I cannot allow a classified document to be tabled in the House. I will be violating the Official Secrets Act 1972 if I allow it,” said Pandikar.

In any event, I wonder what’s in the Auditor-General’s final audit report on the 1MDB which was even more damaging to government leaders, including Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, that it has to be still kept under “lock and key” and denied to the general public. The PAC report on the 1MDB has been released.

The question that arises was whether there was anything in the Auditor-General’s Report that was more damaging to the government and the Prime Minister when compared to the PAC Report on 1MDB. There could be a “smoking gun” in the Auditor-General’s final audit report, directly implicating Najib in the 1MDB scandal.

If the Auditor-General’s final audit report continues to be kept under wraps, the Najib administration could not convince Malaysians and the world that it has been completely transparent and accountable in the PAC hearings on the 1MDB Scandal.

I recall that the PAC Chairman had publicly made a commitment that the Auditor-General’s final audit report would be made public when the PAC Report was tabled in Parliament. The people and the MPs are entitled to know who is the person responsible for overruling the PAC Chairman.

I can only think of three persons including the PAC Chairman himself, with the other two being the Prime Minister and the Speaker. If Najib has any objections to the Auditor-General’s final audit report being made public, he should speak up.

 

Lim Kit Siang

Gelang Patah MP

DAP Parliamentary Leader

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