KUALA LUMPUR: The Auditor-General's report on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cannot be tabled in Parliament yet, as it is still classified under the Official Secrets Act, says Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.
"I can't allow documents that have yet to be de-classified to be tabled here. You can raise views but it will still depend on the government to respond," he said in addressing a query by R. Sivarasa (PKR-Subang).
Sivarasa had earlier asked why the special report by the Auditor-General was not tabled together with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC's) report on 1MDB.
The National Audit Department began its audit on 1MDB following a Cabinet directive in March last year, with the outcome handed over to the PAC to facilitate the latter's probe on the strategic development company.
PAC's report on its investigation on 1MDB was earlier distributed to lawmakers at the commencement of the parliament session.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had in March last year ordered an investigation on 1MDB following allegations of financial mismanagement.
The government had also initiated a rationalisation plan to settle its RM42 billion debt, achieved through the debt-for-assets swap with IPIC and the sale of all its energy assets, among others.