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Saturday, August 25, 2007
PKFZ - RM4 Billion White Elephant or Diamond Mine?
There are always two sides to a coin and so it all depends on your position in the toss.
It is accepted by most people that Port Klang is a most strategic port for Malaysia and it is important for the government to ensure it operates with maximum efficiency.
It is also important to realise that we are competing with Singapore to become a regional hub and any weakness in costs or operating efficiency will result in the port becoming just another feeder station.
Thus it becomes more urgent and important for the PAC to be allowed to complete its task without outside influences.
As we celebrate 50 years as a nation it is time to start behaving like an adult and realise that there should be full accountability of public resources.
If there has been any mismanagement or neglect or abuse of authority, the culprits should not be let off to commit more damage to the nation.
After all RM2 billion over budget is quite a far sum, don't you think?
Graphics: Thanks to malaysiakini