Friday, May 8, 2009

PKFZ report, again delayed

Looks like that the new Government under Najib is slowly progress, not as what Najib says sporadically during the UMNO assembly. Now the report on the PKFZ is again delayed, why? are they going to tamper or what? This is the third time already, if I not mistaken. Same thing happen on deciding whether to contest at Penanti or not, they missed 2 time already and give a new date for a decision. Are they going to be Flip-Flop as previously happen during Abdullah Government? Just wait and see... or is it Najib is the man who is afraid to make a decision? worth to wait...

Thursday May 7, 2009 - The Star
‘Technical issue’ delays PKFZ report

PETALING JAYA: The keenly awaited audit report on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) that was to be released today has been held back on a technical issue.

Port Klang Authority chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said the report could only be released with the consent of auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

“PwC has made it clear to the Port Klang Authority that the report is confidential and must not be reproduced or distributed, ‘in whole or in part, to any other party in any way without the prior consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Sdn Bhd’,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Lee said he wrote to PwC on April 30 to seek its consent following the instructions by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat to release the report within seven days.

“PwC replied on May 4 that consent will be given subject to certain terms and conditions,” he said.

“On Tuesday (May 5), I met with representatives from PwC and decided to call for an emergency board meeting to seek members’ approval on the terms and conditions for the release of the report.

“In the light of this, I’ve informed the Transport Minister that I have to resolve this technical issue before the report can be made public despite the deadline he gave.”

Lee gave his assurance that the matter would be sorted out as soon as possible, as it was his responsibility to ensure that the full report together with declassified documents were released to the public.

“I am concerned with the leaks to the press and wish to state that my office and I played no part in that,” he added.

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