Mahathir needs ‘more space’ to deal with CEP report, says Anwar

PADANG TERAP: Anwar Ibrahim has urged that more space be given to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to resolve some of the recommendations by the Council of Eminent Persons before moving to have the report published.

Anwar, who is PKR president, said that, in principle, Pakatan Harapan wanted the council’s report to be published.

However, there was a need to identify recommendations which could be implemented so that they could be explained to the people.

Anwar said this to reporters after a dialogue session with the Padang Terap district rubber tappers in Pengkalan Tok Mas near here today, Bernama reported.

Dr Mahathir said yesterday that the government could not release the CEP’s 100-day report to the public as some matters were still at the consultation stage.