With Updates ..
More to be charged over PKFZ, says AG [Malay Mail]
PKFZ: More people to be charged [NST]
Ex-PKA GM claims trial to 3 counts of CBT amounting to RM254 million [The Star]
Phase One. The authorities arrested 3 people last night and will charge them in court this afternoon in connection with corruption, misappropriation, embezzlement or whatever else which have led to multi-million losses at the Port Klang Free Zone project.
These are the first arrests made re the PKFZ scandal since Najib ordered investigations into all aspects of the case, here.
"This is just Phase One". And I'm told that we will see SEVERAL more phases in the coming weeks and months as the police, the AG Chambers and the MACC (with the new man at the helm) conclude their investigations. The list of people to be hauled in includes at least two politicians, one of them a former Cabinet Minister.
The PKFZ was conceived during the 1990s as a project to provide improved facilities for international cargo distribution and consolidation at Port Klang, the world’s 16th busiest port. Its development, covering some 400 hectares, opened up a can of worms when its cost rose to RM4.6 billion from RM1.1 billion.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Crackdown at PKFZ: First arrests, more in the offing
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