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PKA denies Kit Siang’s allegations on PKFZ report

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 June 2009: DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang’s accusations that the minister of transport and Port Klang Authority (PKA) had failed to submit 300 copies of the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) report to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are preposterous, PKA chairperson Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said.

In a press statement faxed to Bernama today, Lee said the PKFZ report prepared by Pricewaterhouse Coopers Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (PwCAS) was delivered to the PAC secretary, who is also the Parliament secretary, Datuk Roosme Hamzah on 15 June 2009.

He said the PKA also received a signed acknowledgement from the Parliament office for the delivered report.

The PKA wished to clarify that Lim’s statements were baseless, he said.

“The PKA received a letter from the PAC Secretary on 12 June 2009, requesting for 300 copies of the PKFZ report for the Members of Parliament, and on the same day, consent was obtained from the minister of transport to deliver the reports to Parliament,” he said.

He said the PKA acted in a prompt and professional manner following the instruction from the minister of transport to deliver the PKFZ report and appendices to Parliament as requested.

The letter from the PAC and relevant documents were also appended with the press statement.

Lee hoped that his statement would clarify the confusion pertaining to the delivery of the PKFZ report. — Bernama

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