Lim Kit Siang insisted on the CEP report made to the Prime Minister be made public. His DAP underlings, Deputy Minister Simon Simm repeated the same request. PKR MP Abdullah Sani requested its disclosure.
From Mahathir's refusal to make it public to the announcement to make it OSA, it raise the suspicion that Mahathir and Daim is up to no good.
Council of Eminent Persons' 100-day report placed under OSA
Thursday, 28 Mar 2019 12:44 PM MYT
By Martin Carvalho, Hemananthani Sivanandam, Rahimy Rahim, and Tarrence Tan
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no intention of making the findings of the Council of Eminent Persons' (CEP) 100-day report public and has, in fact, placed it under the Official Secret Act (OSA), Parliament heard on Thursday (March 28).
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said the report was currently protected under OSA.
"At the moment, it has only been submitted to the Prime Minister, and the government has no intention to make the findings public," he said in reply to a supplementary question from Wong Kah Woh, Pakatan's MP for Ipoh Timur, during Question Time.
Wong had asked the government whether it had any intention of releasing the CEP report findings, and to allow it to be debated in public.
Mohamed Hanipa explained that the report needed to be protected, saying that "many countries also needed it."
"Maybe some will ask why we classified it under OSA, but many other countries also needed it.
Previously, we were not totally against the OSA, but we were angry at the abuse, protecting corruption, power abuse and injustices under OSA.
"When some people raise issues involving corruption, power abuse and injustice, they were detained and charged in court under OSA.
"But now, we really want to protect the problems or confidential and sensitive information. This is the difference between us and the previous government," he said.
Many politicians and civil society groups, such as the G25 group of eminent Malays and electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0, have asked for the report to be made public.
In August, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said CEP’s role was to investigate and inform him of their findings, and that the report might not be made public.
Mohamed Hanipa said the CEP had previously set up special teams to look into several issues, including megaprojects such as the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project.
"Aside from that the Institutional Reforms Committee (IRC), which was suggested by the CEP, were among the government's commitment to restore public confidence towards key public institutions," he said.
To the question of whether the government had any intention to appoint former CEP members as mentors of ministries, Mohamed Hanipa said no decisions had been made by the government.
"This is because, Insya-Allah, we are learning very fast. I would also congratulate the opposition for quickly learning the ropes of becoming an effective opposition," he said.
The CEP report is believed to be the "guiding principle" for cabinet members to put together policies.
With characters like Daim's brother-in-law Dr Muhammad Khalid. Endie Shazli Dato Akbar Ali, and Faris Rabidin repeatedly seen in various supporting roles for Daim and Mahathir at PMO, CEP and also NEAC 2.0, the actions of NEAC 2.0 will be along CEP report.
The CEP report will affect the social, economic and political life of all Malaysians and the future of the country.
There is no reason for Mahathir and Daim to escape public scrutiny. That is unless Mahathir and Daim have something to hide of their intentions.
It is worrisome that the leading players of CEP are businessmen and corporate businessmen that could easily out-manouvre the macro thinking central banker and economists.
They will gainfully take advantage of the business opportunity out of the policies and actions they crafted. For instance, Robert Kuok was recently given the "monopoly" on export of Malaysian oil palm to China.
In the same note Nurul Izzah took issue with the breaking of election manifesto on transparency for PAC Chairmanship being held by a crossed over former BN, she should voice out against the secrecy and suspicious manner Mahathir is conducting the government's affair.
It is the return to opacity in the dealings of government for convenience and suspiciously the benefit of Mahathir and Daim.
The last time the dynamic duo was running government and corporations there were rampant practises of corruption, cronyism and nepotism.
It was done under the guise of economic recovery after a crisis and each crisis, there is loosening of policies and privatisation to so-called bring about efficiency in government services and promote Bumiputera economic agenda.
By the end of his term, Mahathir robbed back the privatised entity and few are known not being paid till today in the hundred of billion.
This time around GLCs and public trust and savings funds will likely be broken up and liquidated for cronies and families to seize on the prized jewels. There are myopic Malaysian fallen into their mind game trap.
Their target this time are likely to be Khazanah, Tabung Haji, PNB, Felda, Felcra, LTAT. and the major public companies owned by all these institutions and funds.
So much for Daim claiming there is not much to time to help Malays, and need be done in a hurry. They are robbing institutions set-up to safeguard Malay economic interest at breakneck speed before the Angel of Death come calling.
A matter of time EPF and the savings for retirements of Chinese and all Malaysians will be raided too!
The excuse to justify their actions are trumped up lies on last government's amassed debt figure, borrowings of 1MDB, Dato Najib's policies and fugitive Jho Loh.
Sensing outcome of Najib's cases in court is predetermined by fixing judges and focus on non-predicate offenses in the same manner Anwar Ibrahim was jailed for technical abuse of power than the sodomy act itself.
This video clipping exhibit Lim Guan Eng's insecurity of being exposed of the government's 1 trillion debt lie he and Tony Pua created.
This time the hands of Mahathir, Daim and collaborators would leave the country and rakyat impoverished and the government's coffer dependent on these monopolies.
Mahathir and Daim will eventually call the shot on everything from their grave!