Police report to be lodged tomorrow to initiate investigation on the RM1 billion Westport scandalous land deal and the involvement of PKA chairman Yap Pian Hon, Transport Minister Datuk Chan Kong Choy (or former Transport Minister Tun Ling Liong Sik)?  

Media Statement
by Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew

(Kuala Lumpur,  Friday): I will be making a police report tomorrow at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters for the police to initiate an investigation on the Westport land deal and the involvement of Datuk Yap Pian Hon, the Port Klang Authority Chairman and Serdang MP.

According to a press report in The Sun newspaper dated Wednesday November 24, 2004, the PKA paid RM1 billion for 1,000 acres of land in Westport. Even the Securities Commission deemed the sum was well over the market price.

I have issued a media statement on the following day, urging Yap Pian Hon to explain the case. I have given him ample time but he has chosen to ignore our call for transparency and accountability of the people’s funds.

May be the Transport Minister Datuk Chan Kong Choy should also explain to Malaysians on the scandalous land deal, as PKA is under the jurisdiction of his ministry. Can he claim that he has no knowledge of the land deal, and in fact it was the baby of the former Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ling Liong Sik (now Tun)?


* Ronnie Liu Tian Khiew, DAP International Secretary and NGO bureau chief