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Azmin seeks judicial review to reclassify 1MDB report

Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang.

Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang.

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KUALA LUMPUR — August 15, 2016: Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali today filed an application to seek a judicial review to challenge the decision of the auditor-general to classify his report on 1Malaysia Development Berhadas an official secret.

Azmin, also PKR deputy president, filed the application through Messrs Tommy Thomas at the high court registry here.

He named Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang and the Malaysian government as first, second and third respondents respectively.

In his application, Azmin seeks a declaration that the action of the first respondent to classify the report as official secret was an action in conflict of interest.

He also seeks a declaration that the classification of the report as official secrets by Ambrin was unlawful and ultra vires the federal Constitution, the Official Secrets Act and/or the Audit Act.

Azmin further wants a mandamus order to compel all the respondents, employees, officers and agents or by any means to immediately reclassify all 1MDB reports pursuant to Section 2C of the Official Secrets Act and publish them for public consumption.

He filed the application on the grounds that the decision to classify the report as an official secret was unconstitutional because it is contrary to Article 107 of the federal Constitution.

Azmin’s contention is that the reluctance of the respondents to reclassify the report was unreasonable. — Bernama

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