By Selangor Journal Staff
KUALA LUMPUR: The government may not make the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) 100-day report available for public viewing as the report is meant for the government’s decision making process.
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the matter is the government’s business and it is not always necessary for it to be published, The Star Online reported.
“Their job (CEP) is to do the investigation and report to me. Whether I accept the report or not is my business.
“The main thing is to feed me with information I need in order to make decisions, so it is the government’s business.
“When we make decisions in government, we don’t always publish it,” he was quoted saying at the Cities 4.0 and Business 4.0 International Conference and Exhibition earlier.
The Council of Eminent Persons was established on May 12, days after the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition took over the government from Barisan Nasional (BN) at GE14.
Its role was to advise the government on economic and financial matters.
To date, the CEP members include former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin, former Bank Negara Malaysia governor Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, prominent economist Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram, tycoon Robert Kuok Hok Nien and former CEO of Petronas Mohd Hassan Merican.
It was reported that Mahathir have said that the CEP would not be disbanded after PH’s 100 days in government as the council’s services and experience in various field are still required.