DAP’s Tony Pua has urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to immediately declassify the Auditor-General’s Report on 1MDB, following details published by Sarawak Report showing shocking details of mismanagement as well as missing money amounting to billions of ringgit.
“The failure to declassify the Auditor-General’s Report however, would only prove to Malaysians and the whole wide world that we have a Prime Minister who is guilty of one of the biggest cover up in the history of the world.
“It would also ultimately confirm the public perception that we are a country run by kleptocrats,” said Pua, who is also a member of the Public Accounts Committee to whom the audit report was presented.
Pua said the leaking of the document was something that even PAC members could not have done as they were barred from keeping a copy of the report, and were subjected to restrictions to access it.
“I could only read the Report during the PAC meetings or upon request at the Parliamentary office.”
The whistleblower portal two days ago published details of the 300-page report, currently classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
Sarawak Report said the audit report spoke of chaos and confusion in the state fund, with the 1MDB management giving auditor-general Tan Sri Ambrin Buang ever-changing excuses over the company’s transactions.
The audit report, said the portal, 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.
Pua described the report’s exposure as “the best Hari Raya present” for Malaysians who now could see the reason behind the cover-up.
He said the leaked report also confirmed all speculations on the government’s decision to put it under wraps.
“It is because the Auditor-General’s comments on the fishy tales and documents supplied by 1MDB is even more damning than the already damning PAC Report on the 1MDB investigations,” said Pua.