KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet does not have any problem declassifying the concession agreements for privatised expressways but is prevented from doing so by the confidentiality conditions, said Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
“The Cabinet is not worried about declassifying the documents. The concessionaires are the ones making the money, not the Government. There is nothing to hide,” the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said.
However, the Government could be sued by the concessionaires as both sides had agreed to keep the documents under the purview of the Official Secrets Act, he said this to reporters at the World Ethics and Transparency Forum here yesterday.
When contacted, Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said
he would seek the Cabinet’s approval soon to declassify the agreements.
“I raised the matter at the last Cabinet meeting and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had asked for a paper on it,” he said, adding that he had consulted the Attorney-General’s Chambers on this matter.
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