Leave no stone unturned in probe, MACC told

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: Transparency International Malaysia wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to not leave any stone unturned in its investigations in the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ).

Its secretary-general Dr Loi Kheng Min said this was to show that the commission was committed to integrity, transparency and justice.

He said the organisation welcomed the formation of a 30-member task force by the commission to investigate alleged corruption relating to the PKFZ fiasco.

“This is indeed an overdue and essential addition to the other positive steps that have been taken thus far,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

Dr Loi said this was a good opportunity for the commission to rebuild its reputation.

He said the organisation wanted to remind the commission to act vigorously, thoroughly and impartially without fear or favour, including investigating assets of the individuals who were involved in the fiasco.

Meanwhile, DAP’s MP for Ipoh Timor Lim Kit Siang gave an assurance that Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat could depend on his full support to oppose attempts by turnkey contractor for Port Klang Free Zone, Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd to block accountability and exposure of causes of the RM12.5bil PKFZ.

He said this was because the limited opening up of the PKFZ scandal must not be rolled back and covered up when what was needed was further opening up of the “can of worms” and “swamp of crocodiles.”

“What is very clear is a very blatant attempt by KDSB to block any disclosure and public accountability,” he said in a statement yesterday.

PAS vice-president Sallehuddin Ayub said he wanted the MACC to probe the PKFZ issue.

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