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PKA chairperson submits audit report to MACC

PUTRAJAYA, 29 May 2009: Port Klang Authority (PKA) chairperson Datuk Lee Hwa Beng submitted a copy of the audit report on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here today.

Lee said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat instructed him to do so.

Lee had a short meeting with MACC deputy commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohammad and told him that the PKA would fully cooperate with MACC if there was an investigation, he told reporters here.

The 405-hectare PKFZ transshipment hub, which has warehouses, office blocks and a four-star hotel, has been dogged by controversy after it was revealed that its development cost had ballooned from less than RM2.5 billion to RM4.6 billion.

Asked when he would submit the audit report to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Lee said he would do that next.

Commenting on whether PKA would take disciplinary action against those named in the report, he said he would leave it to the MACC to investigate the matter first.

On Ong’s instruction to seek professional advice on the restructuring of PKA’s financial obligations, he said he would assemble a team of lawyers and accountants to look into all the agreements. — Bernama

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One Response to “PKA chairperson submits audit report to MACC”

  1. devil says:

    I think Lee Hwa Beng [doesn’t] have a mind of his own. Everything he does is upon instruction by his minister. What kind of chairman of PKA is he? Just a seat warmer?

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