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PKFZ issue causes another stir in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2009: The Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) issue caused a stir again in the Dewan Rakyat when documents on the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Position Review on the PKFZ, which were supposed to have been distributed to Members of Parliament (MPs), were not.

M Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) wanted to know why the documents were not distributed to the MPs as promised by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, despite PKFZ having sent 300 copies of the documents to the Parliament secretary.

Deputy Speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee said the documents were handed to the Parliament secretary in his capacity as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

“The PAC is still having a meeting before submitting its report to the House. At the moment, the documents are for use by the PAC for its investigations and will be given to the House only after it has completed its investigation,” he said.

Dissatisfied with Kiandee’s explanation, Kulasegaran continued to harp on the matter until Kiandee ordered him to stop.

On 14 June, Ong had said 300 copies of the PwC Position Review on the PKFZ would be sent to Parliament the following day
for distribution to the MPs.

However, he had said that it would be up to Parliament when the copies would be distributed to the members.

Yesterday, PAC chairman Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid said a full report on the PKFZ scandal would be ready in three months and would be tabled in Parliament at its sitting in October. — Bernama

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