When asked by a Star reporter to respond to Gerakan President Dr Lim Keng Yaik's comment that the EPU should make its methodology transparent, the Prime Minister has this to say:
Q: So you think some parties, groups are taking advantage of the openness now?
A: I don’t know. Human beings always take advantage at any time. When there is a chance (to take advantage) he will take it.
If I make it open, they will take advantage and challenge (the decision). If there is no openness then they will ask why is it like this, why today there is no freedom, why no openness. That is taking advantage.
When we open, there are those who nak kacau (will cause trouble) and take advantage.
But we must face this eriously. What is important is that if there is something constructive (suggested), that we should improve (on the decision), we are prepared to receive their views.
But if the intention is to cause trouble, then let’s see what will happen.
A government must listen to the people. It is obvious that concerned Malaysians have participated in the debate in a civilised manner. Threats seem to come from UMNO leaders instead e.g. Muhiyiddin Yassin, Khairy Jamalludin and others. Muhiyiddin had asked the government to take action against those who disagreed with the EPU statistics.
Mr Prime Minister, who is causing trouble here? Is there anything in the closet?