Khalid: There’s no proof

(The Star) – Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim says there has not been any proof of irregularities in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project.

He was replying at the state assembly yesterday to a supplementary question by Dr Shafie Abu Bakar (PAS – Bangi) if there was any element of corruption in the project.

Khalid said it was better for the Federal Government to provide a loan to the PKA to pay off its current debts.

Meanwhile, Sementa assemblyman Datuk Abdul Rahman Palil said he had filed suits against nine companies and individuals on July 3 over the PKFZ issue, and the parties have until tomorrow to respond.

“I want to clear my name that has been tarnished and linked to the PKFZ issue,” he said at the state assembly lobby yesterday.

Rahman said he was suing Sun Media Corporation, Selangor executive councillor Teresa Kok, The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd, New Straits Times Sdn Bhd, Pelita Koridor Sdn Bhd, NPK Sdn Bhd (the publisher for Suara Keadilan), and the PKR secretary-general for RM1mil each.

On top of that, he was suing PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services (PwC) Sdn Bhd and the PKA for RM2mil each.

The PwC report, which was made public, named Rahman as the chairman of Koperasi Pembangunan Pulau Lumut, which sold the land to Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd which then sold it to the PKA for the development of the PKFZ.