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Media Statement (2) by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, 9th June 2009: 

Who was the MCA President most responsible for the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scandal - Liong Sik or Kong Choy?

My three questions (No.31 to No. 33 on the 11th day in the current series) to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat on the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal today are:

1. Who was the MCA President most responsible for the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scandal � Tun Dr. Ling Liong Sik or Datuk Seri Chong Kong Choy, who were Ong�s predecessors as Transport Minister?

Furthermore, among the MCA Port Klang Authority (PKA) Chairmen from the start of the ill-fated PKFZ project, who was the one who must bear the greatest blame � Tan Sri Ting Chew Peh, Datuk Yap Pian Hon or Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung or were all three blameless?

2. PKA Chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said in the press today that he had a good team in both the boards of PKA and PKFZ to monitor the developments in the PKFZ issue.

He said: �We have representatives from the Ministry of Transport, Treasury, Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Malaysian Industrial Development Authority and also the Selangor government in both the boards (to monitor and study developments in the PKFZ and the problems affecting it)."

If the board members of PKA and PKFZ had always been such �good team�, then could how PKA�s accumulated healthy reserves of about RM500 million a decade ago could be so run down completely to the extent that the PKA is today technically insolvent as a result of the ballooning of the PKFZ from RM1.1 billion under Liong Sik in 2002 to RM4.6 billion under Kong Choy and now RM7.453 billion under Ong, and heading towards a grand total of RM12.453 billion rip-off?

3. The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) held two meetings in 2007, Sept. 6 and Sept. 25, on PKFZ and made various observations and recommendations. Can Ong list a full report of the actions that had been taken by the Transport Ministry, PKA and the Port Klang Free Zone Sdn. Bhd (PKFZSB) arising from the PAC report, or was the PAC investigations, observations and recommendations just a big waste of time and public funds as there was just no follow-up actions?

*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor



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