Media Statement (2) by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, 6th June 2009:
Questions (No. 22 -24) – will OTK present Ministerial statement on PwC report to Parliament followed by parliamentary debate on RM12.5 billion PKFZ Rip-off?
Acting on the public commitment of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak that every question on the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) Rip-off will be answered by the Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, my three questions today to Ong (No. 22 to 24 of the series) are short, simple and straightforward,viz:
1. It is five days since I had asked for a set of the three-and-a-half high annexure of 20 appendices to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PcW) audit report into the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) Rip-off, which are not accessible to the public except in the library of the Port Klang Authority (PKA) library.
Of course, if I can get a set of these documents for fuller study, I might have more ammunition to grill Ong and the PKA Chairman, Datuk Lee Hwa Beng about the PKFZ “mother of all scandals”, but this is what accountability, transparency and good governance is all about, isn’t it?
When will Ong declare whether he is going to direct the PKA Chairman to give me a set of the appendices or come out with a refusal publicly, without running away from the question?
2. Does Ong agree with my proposal that the PwC audit report on PKFZ currently available online at www.pka-report.com should not be for only a period of two weeks from 28th May to 10th June 2009, to be removed on Wednesday, but should remain on the PKA website so long as the PKFZ scandal is not resolved?
I had suggested that the 20 appendices of the PwC report should be uploaded on the same site so that all Malaysians can access them to find out why the interests and rights of present and future generations should be pawned away by a RM12.5 billion PKFZ Rip-Off. Has Ong or PKA any technical problems in putting the appendices on the website as the DAP IT team can volunteer free services?
3. Parliament is meeting on Monday, June 15. Is Ong prepared to give a Ministerial statement on the PwC audit report on the RM12.5 billion PKFZ Rip-off, to be followed by a parliamentary debate on the Ministerial statement and the PwC audit report on the PKFZ?
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor