Why did the AGC (Attorney General Chamber) spend time on the least expected to be charged, Tun Dr Ling, in the PKFZ case when the Government has a bigger headache - the legal obligations to continue paying the turnkey developer?
Facts that the Government of Malaysia and the Attorney General must know are:
- Till date, the PKFZ project incurred a cost of approximately RM 7.453 billion, with the total cost estimated at RM 12 billion by 2051 if no efforts are done to make the project a success.
- KDSB alone has been paid approximately RM 1.9 billion thus far. (I stand corrected)
- The original cost quoted in 2001 was RM 1.957 billion.
Why not use the time to find laws to halt the payments and bring the support letter writer, Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy, and the turnkey developer to Court instead for their right to be heard ?
Both their whereabouts are unknown and one is still the BNBBC Chairman. Why, if I may ask?
Some in BN and the Opposition are saying that this lawsuit shows MCA is not indispensable and MCA is irrelevant already.
Just by putting a Tun from MCA in Court is not enough to show that MCA is no longer a force in BN.
Who in Barisan Nasional dares to take the risk and suggest during the BN Supreme Council meeting that MCA and Gerakan can get the hell out of the coalition? Who in the Opposition dare to say that MCA and Gerakan leaving BN won't help boost their election chances?
Let this not be an excuse to be used by fellow BN members that MCA can be arm twisted and bullied into all sorts.
Neither should the members of the Opposition or the public speculate that it is Tun Dr Ling's fault entirely over this PKFZ issue, if any.
It might be true that MCA is irrelevant and will sink IF they continue to adopt the China-men mentality (we shall discuss this some other day) but it is untrue if we relate it to this lawsuit.
The former Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, had once stressed that MCA has never been involved in PKFZ. Read more HERE.
I believe Tee Keat's words carry weight and is credible since he is a respected figure among Malaysians, even from the Opposition.
MORE TO COME