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Mat Sabu said the publication of the report had given new insight into the 1MDB scanda

Don’t be silly, Mat Sabu tells politicians over leaked 1MDB report

Amanah president Mohamad Sabu today reminded Barisan Nasional politicians not to show their stupidity by questioning the leaked contents of the auditor-general’s report on 1MDB, as published by Sarawak Report recently.

Mohamad or Mat Sabu said the whistleblower site published the contents because the report was classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

“Political leaders should not be stupid. Sarawak Report decided to publish the audit report on 1MDB because the public was denied access to it, indeed it was classified under oSA,” he told Malaysia Dateline.

He also expressed suprise over some politicians, including from the opposition, who questioned the revelation by Sarawak Report.

Mat Sabu said the publication of the report had given new insight into the 1MDB scandal.

Yesterday, PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man urged the public not to be fooled by the portal’s publication of the report, saying it was “far from the truth”.

He also backed Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak’s insistence that the auditor-general’s report on 1MDB was not complete, and that only the final report by the Public Accounts Committee on the state fund was complete.

As a solution, Tuan Ibrahim urged for the official release of the auditor-general’s report so that it can be scrutinised by the public.

Since last week, Sarawak Report has been publishing details of the 300-page report, showing chaos and confusion in 1MDB.

The report stated that auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang were given ever-changing excuses over certain transactions from the company’s management.

The leaked report also showed a total loss of a whopping US$7 billion (RM28 billion) from the state fund.

“A grand total of US$7 billion is calculated as having gone missing and conflicting and unbelievable explanations were given about why the payments were made,” Sarawak Report said.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has said the police were investigating the exposure, and was in contact with Ambrin to find out if the leaked report was genuine.