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crooked half-bridge – White Paper should be tabled in Parliament to lay out
the full history, background, facts and reasons to answer the serious
charges of former Prime Minister that the present Cabinet has “surrendered
Media Statement (3)
by Lim Kit Siang
Mahathir has made very grave allegations casting aspersions not just on the judgment, but the very loyalty, patriotism and national commitment of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers which cannot go unanswered – as when Mahathir said that he could not keep quiet “if somebody wants to sell Malaysia to other people”.
Foreign Minister, Syed Hamid Albar has declined to give all available information about the full history, background, facts and reasons about the RM1.1 billion crooked half bridge on the ground that “it is not proper for us to go into a debate with a former prime minister, a senior statesman, for whom we all have great respect”.
This is not a private argument between two persons or parties, but an important national issue involving the principles of accountability, transparency, integrity, good governance and, according to the former Prime Minister, national sovereignty.
There are many questions surrounding the genesis, costing, decision, award and negotiations between Malaysia and Singapore concerning the RM1.1 billion crooked half-bridge which Malaysians are entitled to answers, for instance:
Parliamentary Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP
Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission