Friday, September 4, 2009

Police freeze Kuala Dimensi bank account

PUTRAJAYA: Police have frozen the bank account of Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd, the turnky developer of the Port Klang Free Zone, now mired in controversy.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan briefed Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on Friday that the account with more than RM140mil was frozen on Thursday.

Najib was briefed by a special task force on PKFZ on Friday.

Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat was present at the hour-long briefing.

The task force is headed by senior lawer Vinayak Pradhan from legal firm Skrine and is assisted by Skrine partner Lim Chee Wee, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Advisory Services (PwCAS) managing director Chin Kwai Fatt and PwCAS senior executive director Lim San Peen.

Earlier reports quoted Port Klang Authority chairman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng as saying that there was possible conspiracy among five parties over the PKFZ scandal and that various parties had made disputed claims amounted to about RM1.5bil from the project.

He had named the five as Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd, its CEO Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, former PKA general manager Datin Paduka O.C. Phang, BTA Architect and the consultant for development work Bernard Tan Seng Swee.

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