Kuala Dimensi deputy CEO,

Kuala Dimensi deputy CEO, Faisal Abdullah

Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) Thursday challenged the Port Klang Authority (PKA) to produce the report of its Special Task Force on the findings of the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.

Its deputy chief executive officer, Datuk Faizal Abdullah, said the company’s lawyer had sent a letter to PKA today demanding them to give the report by tomorrow during office hours.

“If they don’t want to give us, then don’t go to the public, bring us to the court,” he told reporters here today at a news conference at his office.

According to Faizal, during the two months the task force was at work, KDSB was never once called upon to rebut or defend any findings made by the task force.

He described the allegation of fraud as extremely serious and not to be made lightly, adding there was no truth to the allegations of fraud.

“They are made recklessly and without even attempting to correctly understand the contractual arrangements between KDSB and PKA,” he added.

Faizal said there is no issue of overpayment as PKA still owed KDSB some RM3 billion. The project is worth RM4.6 billion and PKA had paid RM1.6 billion to date. Faizal said KDSB, the PKFZ turnkey developer, also questioned the integrity of the PKA Special Task Force as well as that of its chairman.

KDSB, a subsidiary of Wijaya Baru Global Bhd (WBGB), strongly urged the special task force to look into the Port Klang Authority Act 1960 to check if the minister has authority to extend the term of office of a chairman, he said.

“We thought it is only the Yang di-Pertuan Agong who is empowered to appoint a chairman and it follows that a minister cannot arrogate to himself a power to extend the tenure of a chairman after the expiration of his term at the expense of the statutory prerogative of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” he added.

Faizal said the company welcomed any suit or arbitral proceedings which PKA may have in mind.

“It is glaringly obvious that the so-called special task force is not an independent body. It is amusing that lawyers in the so-called special task force come from a law firm that is defending the defamation suit filed by KDSB,” he said.

Faizal said KDSB will also co-operate with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in any investigations. — BERNAMA