Bintulu MP, also the CEO Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing on Thursday gave a statement to the police in connection with the controversial Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project of which the company is the turnkey contractor.Tiong, who was accompanied by three of his officers, had his statement recorded for four hours from 10am at the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID).
CCID director Datuk Koh Hong Sun, when contacted, confirmed that Tiong had his statement recorded but declined to elaborate.
“I can confirm that he came to give a statement. However, I cannot comment on anything else,” he said.
Tiong did not talk to the reporters waiting outside the CCID premises from as early as 9am and hurried off in a car.
When contacted later, he said he was asked by the police to assist them in their investigation into the PKFZ issue.
Tiong said he had repeatedly said that he would give his full cooperation to any investigation, provided that it was conducted in a fair and transparent manner.
“As the case is still under investigation, I will not release any further information pertaining to the investigation that is being carried out,” he said.
On Wednesday, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat wrote in his blog that he had made a second police report denying the claim by Tiong that he (Ong) had received RM10 million from Tiong to finance MCA’s activities.
PKFZ was an idea mooted by the government in the 1990s to provide improved facilities for international cargo distribution and consolidation at Port Klang, the world’s 16th busiest port.
Its development, covering some 400 hectares, opened up a can of worms when its cost rose to RM4.6 billion from RM1.1 billion.