Thursday, 28 May 2009

Port Klang Free Zone Scandal, may never ever be uncovered?

The report, is subject to these T & C by PKA

We would like to notify you that the Report is released to you on the following conditions:

(1) PwCAS has prepared this report for Port Klang Authority ("PKA"). Their duty of care is only to PKA and PwCAS does
not owe a duty of care to any other party.
(2) PwCAS is not obliged to respond to any queries
(3) You are not authorised to use or rely on the Report to arrive at any conclusion.

Poster from mob1960
with thanks


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Title Page of:

“Position Review of

Port Klang Free Zone Project and

Port Klang Free Zone Sdn Bhd.

3 February 2009”

In total 55 pages of this 'Position Review'

are now available on line, but as 'read only' , without Appendices and 'secret bits*,

*[see below].

Click HERE for the sign in page, then just use any name, any identity card number and any email to be able to read the 55 pages which are released for reading.

Having read it myself, I conclude that the most salient part is contained in the letter, dated 3 February 2009, from Pricewaterhouse Coopers to The Chairman and General Manager of Port Klang Authority.

I notice that it in effect says:

some portions of the report which may, it seems, be subject to the restrictions the Malaysian Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972, have been removed pending declassification by relevant authorities

So it is apparently not the full report that is available for viewing on-line, but a censored version.

Well folks that perhaps means that a shit-load lot of incriminating stuff will never ever see the light of day, because it is common knowledge, that anything and everything can be classified as an 'official secret' in Malaysia.

Hope up the corner of the carpet, another load of incriminating stuff may ready to be swept under it!!

But I hope that for once there can be 100% transparency.

The Star was therefoe rather misleading when it reported, on 28 May 2009, that the full report was available on line- click HERE that:

"The Port Klang Authority (PKA) has released the full audit report by PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Sdn Bhd (PwC) on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project, which would be available at the PKA website (click here for the full report) for public viewing for two weeks until June 10."

When, in fact, it is only part of the report (without parts which may be subject to the OSA) minus the Appendices.

Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas

The love of money is the root of all evil.

[Avarice is the problem, money itself is not evil]

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