PKFZ: Police record Tiong’s statement

(The Star) – Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing had his statement recorded at the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Department in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.

He arrived at the department at 10am and left at 2pm.

Commercial Crime Director Datuk Koh Hong Sun confirmed the visit but declined to comment further.

On Wednesday, it was learnt that the police had asked Tiong to give his statement over the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) issue.

Kuala Dimensi is the turnkey developer of the controversial pro­ject.

The police have also contacted and recorded statements from former Port Klang Authority (PKA) general manager Datin Paduka O.C. Phang.

This came about following a police report lodged by PKA chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng, who alleged possible fraud, including overcharging and unsubstantiated claims running into hundreds of millions of ringgit by Kuala Dimensi. The eventual amount in dispute could run up to as much as RM1.5bil.

Police have or­­­dered a bank to freeze about RM140mil in Kuala Dimensi's account pending its investigation.

MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat meanwhile lodged a police report against Tiong for lodging a false police report against him.

“To further clear my name and defend my integrity, today (yesterday) I lodged a police report against Tiong.

"He lodged a police report against me for cheating and alleged that he had given me RM10mil to finance the MCA’s activities on Aug 26,” he said.

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