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No 'minority report' threat from opposition PAC members
Published:  Apr 11, 2016 6:00 AM
Updated: 9:28 AM

BN strategic communications director Abdul Rahman Dahlan has noted how the opposition did not threaten to furnish a "minority report" on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) findings regarding 1MDB.

"During my time in the PAC, opposition PAC members normally threatened to write a 'minority report' when they disagreed with the main report.

"Apparently, this time around there were no (such) threats by the opposition PAC members," he said in a Twitter posting.

Therefore, Abdul Rahman asked how certain opposition leaders could claim to be "80 percent or 60 percent" satisfied with the PAC's final report.

He was referring to DAP lawmaker Tony Pua, who also courted flak from 1MDB, which pointed out that he cannot be "80 percent pregnant".

Abdul Rahman said preparing the final report was time consuming and normally goes through debates among the members.

"Every word is scrutinised and agreed.

"So there is no such thing as 80 percent or 60 percent happy. Either you are satisfied 100 percent or you don't sign off the final report.

"If a member really wants his points to be included in the final report, he or she must insists then and there. Not after the report is done," he added.

(10) Being 100% happy with the final report doesn't mean you can't comment about the points raised in the report like BN does.

— Abdul Rahman Dahlan (@mpkotabelud) April 11, 2016

Abdul Rahman also pointed out that a PAC member cannot criticise the final report, because he or she is party to it, and would be similar to critising oneself.

"A member can't be 80 percent happy with the report and yet agreed to publish it. That is almost ‘oxymoronic’,” he said.

The PAC had tabled its 1MDB report to Parliament last week, which BN leaders claimed exonerated Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

However, Pua argued that the report did not clear the prime minister and cited the lack of documents provided.

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