Call to probe MCA leaders’ roles in PKFZ

(The Star) – Investigations should be carried out on any MCA leader past or present who could be involved in the Port Klang Free Zone, a party central committee member said.

Datuk Ti Lian Ker said it would be in the interest of commitment, accountability and transparency to establish the “involvement or non-involvement of all MCA past and present leaders in the PKFZ billion-dollar scandal.”

“It has been said many politicians were on the payroll of the beneficiaries of the PKFZ politico-business bosses,” he said in his latest blog posting yesterday.

Ti said there was a very strong accusation in the Internet that an MCA up-and-coming politician was involved in the PKFZ scandal.

“The public are now looking at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission with regard to a letter circulating in the cyber world of the direct involvement of a deputy minister in the PKFZ scandal,” he said.

The letter said a company in which the deputy minister had shares did consultancy for Wijaya Baru Sdn Bhd on the feasibility of a new port facility on reclaimed land at the mouth of Selat Lumut in Port Klang in 2006.

Wijaya Baru is the parent company of Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd.

The letter also alleged that several big names had worked with the company in connection with a piece of land adjacent to the PKFZ.

The letter also claimed that the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the MACC were now studying seven boxes of documents seized from the Port Klang Authority’s office on Dec 4 to determine to what extent the deputy minister had breached the Official Secrets Act by acting on classified information.

It added that “high-placed sources” said the said person would be charged for “economic plunder and grand larceny in the first two weeks of the new year.

It also said the deputy minister’s earlier denial of links with Kuala Dimensi chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing has turned out to be not true.

The deputy minister could not be reached for comment.