Port Klang Authority (PKA) chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng submitted a copy of the audit report on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here today.

Lee said he did so on the instruction of Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat.

He had a short meeting with deputy MACC commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohammad and told him that the PKA would fully cooperate with MACC if there was investigation, he told reporters here.

The 405-hectare PKFZ transshipment hub, which has warehouses, office blocks and a four-star hotel, has been dogged by controversy after it was revealed that its development cost had ballooned from less than RM2.5 billion originally to RM4.6 billion.

Asked when he would submit the audit report to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Lee said he would do so after this.

Commenting on whether PKA would take disciplinary action against those named in the report, he said it would leave it to the MACC to investigate the matter first.

On Ong’s instruction to seek professional advice on the restructuring of the financial obligations of PKA, he said he would assemble a team of lawyers and accountants from outside to look into all the agreements.

— BERNAMA