In today’s Oriental Daily (also reported by Bernama) , Works Minister Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu was quoted as saying that he has submitted a report to the Cabinet on Feb 7 and that he has now obtained the greenlight to reveal the details of ALL the toll agreements to the public. He also said that the public, however, could only read these documents at his office. He also said before the public could do that, he has to obtain the consent from ALL the toll concessionaires.
So, it’s still unsure at this stage, whether the poublic will get to read these agreements at his office. Samy and the Cabinet could still turn around to tell us that , “Too bad. Our hands are tied. The toll companies disgree with us.” But we will see to it. We would not let anyone, whether the Cabinet or the toll companies, to deny our rights to know the details of these documents. We would suggest that all political parties, MPs and news media houses be given the whole set of toll agreements.
Whatever it is, my younger brother who read the news report immediately told my parent that “the net over my head” is off now, at least for now. My family members took it as a good news for our CNY celebrations. Yes, nobody wishes to see their family member in deep trouble for speaking out for public good. That’ only natural.