Azmin Questions ‘Secret Label’

The Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali demanded this Monday the full disclosure of the water deal agreement between Putrajaya and his predecessor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim. The PKR deputy president that the public has the right to know the details of the deal and so the federal government not keep it under wraps.

“They need to explain why my request to reveal the agreements details was rejected, as it (agreements) does not concern security matters, but mere business contracts between two parties. Why the need to hide?” he told reporters after holding his first meeting with the state departments in Shah Alam.

According to Malaysian Online, the first term mentri besar added that apart from pushing for public disclosure of the water deal, he also plans to scrutinise Putrajaya’s reasons for classifying the document as secret. On Saturday, Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili reportedly said that his ministry would not disclose the contents of the water deal, following legal advice from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC). He said that according to AGC, it’s not the right time to disclose the deal.


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