Well, this may sound a bit harsh and in my book, the real disaster is when the powers that be allow the perpetrators go unpunished. In any case, this is the front page headline in today's The Sunnewspaper. The Sun further allege "red tape, political meddling, inaccurate minutes and attempted tax evasion real reasons PKFZ deal collapsed." in reference to the JAFZA pullout. (Read fellow blogger Rocky Bru's take on this, here. Raja Petra's Malaysia Today has also carried a Singapore Straits Times story, here)
Oboyoboyoboy. The first three reasons I was aware of, but 'tax evasion'? Sheeesh. And trying to 'fix' the Arabs for not being 'cooperative' is dirty poker indeed. The culprits have already been named and much as I hate to get personal, some of them are people who are known to me. I believe Saturday 11th NST - Business Times (I stopped reading NST a long time ago) also wrote: "RM4.6b white elephant? Port Klang Free Zone faces cost issues, say critics." Costs? Real comedians, indeed. Haven't they ever heard of the other C word?
It is corruption, stupid.
It is no more pure conjecture since there are ample proof abound so nothing short of a Royal Commission of Inquiry, I say, after all the RM2 billion BMF scandal of the 80's had one and we are talking about RM4.6 billion here. So Pak Lah, stick to your promises, stop monkeying around and get your ass in gear.
(Some national leaders may think its OK for them to fail occasionally or make a few mistakes here and there, but in my book, for them FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION. The Japanese will go commit harakiri for less, for crying out loud).
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