Tiong claims RM10 million donation paid in cash to Tee Keat

(The Malaysian Insider) – Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing claims the RM10 million donation he made last year to MCA via Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat was paid in three separate cash installments.

According to a report in this evening’s China Press, Tiong claimed he could also summon a witness to prove that Ong had asked him for the donation.

Ong was forced today to deny allegations that he had received a RM10 million donation last year from Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) CEO Tiong, who is also Barisan Nasional’s (BN) backbenchers club chairman.

But the MCA president and transport minister confirmed that he had used the private jet owned by KDSB, the turnkey contractor for the scandal-hit Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project, although he said his office was waiting to be billed for the services.

Tiong told China Press today that the money was withdrawn in cash from a bank and paid to Ong in three cash instalments. Tiong said he was told by Ong that the cash was needed for MCA division activities.

The disclosure by Tiong, who is treasurer for Sarawak’s SPDP, came after PKFZ’s special task force said this week it had found disputed claims amounting to at least RM500 million.

Yesterday PKA chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng lodged a police report against KDSB and another party over the disputed claims.

Tiong told China Press that Ong had even offered to give him a receipt for the donation, but he had yet to receive it.