Friday, December 19, 2008

Same Old, Same Old

Sorry folks for the longest break I have had since I started blogging a couple of years ago and believe me, I badly needed one.

Barely a couple of weeks now left before we say bye-bye to 2008, there was really nothing new happening apart from a repeat of an earlier disaster we didnt learn from, the usual crap promises we get prior to a by election, etc.

But for me, the only good news I feel worth mentioning is the fact that the report on the RM5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal will be disclosed to the public by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) either today or tomorrow, so says minister Ong Tee Keat. (Read the Malaysiakini report, here)

Ong told a press conference yesterday that the MoT report would disclose, among other things, the chronology of events both before and after the change of guards at the ministry (under the then-minister Chan Kong Choy), PKFZ and Port Klang Authority (PKA). A separate report is being finalised by independent auditor Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), which will be presented by the PKA as soon as PWC gets the green light from the Ministry of Finance (MoF).

Ong had earlier stated that his ministry's investigation is focused on the qualitative aspects of the matter, while PWC's audit looks at the quantitative aspect. The previous parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by minister Shahrir Samad had failed to complete its probe on the fiasco.

Now lets see whether Ong will walk the talk and whether PWC will ever get the go ahead from MoF.


  1. I dunno, Capt. OTK seems to be stalling on this disclosure thing.

    If he fails, perhaps we should address him as "Ong Takut Kata" kut.

    Oh well.....

  2. Kindly be advised that his surname ONG is written differently in Chinese from Hokkien ONG (王 = King), albeit having similar spelling in English.

    Therefore, he is not the clansman of native surname (seh) ONG (王) Kongsi whilst he may have close relatives or relations bearing that surname or "seh" .

    In fact his surname is commonly spelt as Oung in Malaysia.

    Yes, Capt you need a well-deserved holiday. I am glad you are back in action...hahaha

  3. OMG ... captain!

    The rumour going around town is that PKA has also been handed a RM150 million bill for consultation fees on the PKFZ issue by a company called Mega One or something. The big joke is that even the PKA board is unaware of this!

    This is Mega Sucks! How can we let these crooks get away ???

  4. take care of your health capt.
    i maiied your articles but i agree you need some time off to refresh.

  5. Capt., if the cabinet had been taken for a ride by the previous 2 Ministers of MOT, obviously only AAB can do something bwefore he leaves office. Personally, I don't think any Minister can change the course of this issue. Of the 2 former Ministers, one has become a TUN which we were all told, would allow him to stay above the law? It is like a royalty equivalent! Possible? Then soon, the list of Tun would have to be expanded to maybe 2,000 to cope with all those people involved.It certainly looks like this is the better way to circumvent any misdoing!! Malaysia Boleh!!!

  6. The pre-amble to a non-disclosure?



Dear Reader,

This blog promotes freedom of speech and I invite fair comment. This is not a chat room and I would appreciate if you could identify yourself. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous please note that remarks that are deemed grossly inappropriate, maliciously defamatory, extremely vulgar or ad hominem attacks (against my person) will be deleted.

Thank you for visiting and commenting.

The Ancient Mariner