I have just read the Ancient Mariner’s posting (here) regarding the latest PAC proceedings on the PKFZ fiasco.
Needless to say, I am totally disappointed at the lack of urgency being adopted by the authorities in investigating this case.
Apart from Mob’s swipe, as illustrated above, at the warped humor being thrown at us, we now have quotable ‘sarcasm’ by the PAC chairman, Azmi Khalid.
According to him, the MACC chairman probably has more “important things to attend to” than to be present at a PAC inquiry comprising of 13 of the 14 PAC members.
Besides Azmi, the others were deputy chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw (Kepong-DAP), Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (Pulai-BN), Tan Ah Eng (Gelang Patah-BN), Hamim Samuri (Ledang-BN), Datuk Seri Mojilip Bumburing@Wilfred (Tuaran-BN), Liang Teck Meng (Simpang Renggam-BN), Alexander Nanta Linggi (Kapit-BN), Abdul Rahman Dahlan (Kota Belud-BN), Kamarul Baharin Abbas (Teluk Kemang-BN), William Leong (Selayang-PKR), Kamarudin Jaafar (Tumpat-Pas) and Tony Pua (PJ Utara-DAP).
Sooo .. what actually do we have thus far since the PwC report went ‘public’ –
a) The MCA chief passed the buck to the MACC chief for a more authoritative investigation.
b) The PAC chief .. errmm .. by not ‘probing the Fab Four‘, former PKFZ general manager OC Phang, former Port Klang Authority chairperson and current Deputy Finance Minister Chor Chee Hueng and two former Transport Ministers Ling Liong Sik and Chan Kong Choy, passed the buck to the MACC chief for a .. errmm .. more authoritative investigation.
c) The PAC committee members were NOT allowed to hold on to the full PwC report including the appendices beyond the confines of the meeting room (according to LKS during further discussions with Capt after last week’s PKFZ forum).
d) 300 copies of the PwC full report, including appendices, which were meant to be distributed to MPs on Monday 15th June 2009 will now be delayed until PAC completes its inquiry on the PKFZ fiasco.
Read TMI’s report which contained the following excerpt – “The delay has further knock on effects as the full report with appendices made up of official documents into the RM12.5 billion scandal will only be distributed to parliamentarians together with the PAC’s final findings into the matter“.
e) Meanwhile, the PAC chief has more ‘quotable explanations’ –
1) “The MACC had sent its investigation director Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull to attend the meeting but PAC cannot proceed with authority without the MACC chief present and he must appear before the PAC“.
2) “So I have decided not to withdraw based on the opinion of my colleagues [the PAC committee] and on the fact that PAC does not have executive power except to ask relevant authorities to investigate the matter“.
3) When asked if PAC would take action against him [MACC chief], Azmi said: “I don’t think that is necessary yet. But if he fails to attend our meetings a few more times, then we may have to decide again“.
Do you get the feeling that the BN government does not want the public to get hold of the full PwC report, including appendices, because it may contain damning evidences of fiduciary negligence, etc, etc which will incriminate the perpetrators?
Foregone conclusion, eh folks but then, we are not allowed to ‘conclusionise’ (sic).
(Note: PDRM has a monopoly on the words “No speculation, please”).
Seriously, I really need to brush up on my silat and/or kung fu moves to address the tai chi stuff these ‘chiefs’ are dishing out.
Yer wanna know why?
Coz I heard that the next progress bailout payment due to KDSB PKFZ is scheduled for 30th June 2009!
Dang! Suddenly, my popcorn taste .. bleeaghhh!