Westports questionable land deal: Chan Kong Choy must explain

Is buying land with public fund at a price more than double  the market value a crime?

Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy must explain. Others who must also explain incl former Transport Minister Ling Liong Sik, the two former PKA chairman Ting Chew Beh and Yap Pian Hon and Umno Sementa state assemblyman Rahman Palil and Westports chairman Gnalingam.

以市价两倍价格购千亩土地
巴生西港负债十亿求助邻国

■日期/May 28, 2007   ■时间/08:10:43 pm
■新闻/家国风云   ■作者/merdekareview 陈慧思
           
【本刊陈慧思撰述】自2006年投入运作迄今,雪兰莪州巴生的马来西亚西港私人有限公司(Westports Malaysia Sdn. Bhd,简称“西港公司”)负债近马币十亿元。在该公司执行主席贾纳林甘忙于解释欠债原由之际,一笔高达马币18亿元的购地支出,仍有待西港、前交通部长林良实、港务局及反贪污局予以人民一个明确的交待。民主行动党非政府组织局主任刘天球(左图)曾在2004年就西港的一项土地交易向皇家警察的商业罪案调查组报案,质疑这宗交易是否牵涉贪污及失信问题。可是迄今,反贪污局仍没有任何交待及相应行动;当时的交通部长林良实也不曾回应此事。刘天球接受《独立新闻在线》电访时透露,当林良实于2003年退任之后,他查悉林任期内曾批准交通部属下的港务局(Part Klang Authority)以马币十亿元购买一幅一千亩的土地,发展巴生港口自由贸易区(Port Klang Free Zone)。当时,刘天球的报案书指出,上述土地交易数额高达马币十亿元,平均每英亩100万元,每平方公尺约马币25元,比市价高出44%。为此他质疑,此项交易是否牵涉贪污问题。刘天球指出:“我曾向地产界人士了解,他们认为,当时西港的土地市价约每平方公尺14元。换言之,港务局收购的价格比市价高出了44%!”

今日刘天球从新加坡《海峡时报》在2005年8月的报道惊然发现,该地售价不只马币十亿元,而是马币18亿1000万元;比当时的市价高出两倍!

土地卖主是国阵领袖

国家稽查局对巴生港务局2003年底的表现所作的审查报告指出,港务局同意以马币18亿1000万元的价格向一家私人公司购入一片面积一千英亩的土地,以效仿杜拜(Dubai)港口,将之发展成为区域著名的货运及贸易中心。

刘天球从《海峡时报》的财经新闻获知,该占地一千亩的土地以马币18亿1000万元成交,比当时他从《太阳报》(The Sun)所获知的数额还要高出8亿元;为此,原拟就西港的债务问题报案的他说:“我更有理由报案了!”

《独立新闻在线》发现,若以一千英亩18亿1000万元计算,该地段的价格高达每平方公尺41元55分,比市价高出两倍!根据《海峡时报》报道,国家稽查局甚至形容该土地是“以特别价格计算”(calculated on a special-value basis)。

此外,《海峡时报》的报道指出,巴生港务局是从一家名叫“Kuala Dimensi”的公司手中购入该片土地。根据公司注册资料,Kuala Dimensi私人有限公司四名董事当中的两名董事都是国阵领袖,其一为国阵民进党民都鲁区国会议员张庆信,另一名则是自2004年出任巫统总财政阿都阿欣(Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi)。

巴生港务局以高出市价两倍的价格购买上述地段,追究起来,当时的交通部长林良实(右图)和港务局主席陈祖排都有责任挺身说明真相。刘天球在2004年报案后,港务局主席职务由马华公会沙登区国会议员叶炳汉接任;叶炳汉今天对《独立新闻在线》表示,他对该事一无所知。不过,他透露,接替林良实出任交通部长的陈广才将就相关计划作出宣布。

无论如何,叶炳汉和陈广才过后并没有就这项具争议性的土地交易作任何回应。今日《独立新闻在线》联络上叶炳汉,他表示他刚于四月底卸任,无法回应此事。。

港务局、西港公司欠债累累

除了地价争议,刘天球指出,购地的决定也牵涉合法与否的问题。他表示,港务局是政府法定机构,按规定不能从事商业活动;交通部批准港务局购地开发商业区域,已违反既有规定。

此外,他指出,由于地理条件欠佳,巴生港口自由贸易区发展停滞,根本无从实现“杜拜港口”的美丽梦想;反之,西港公司和港务局欠债累累,最终或需要政府注资拯救。

交通部署下的巴生港务局是巴生北港和西港的管理机构,惟港务局已将位于美丽岛(Pulau Indah)的西港的操作和营运部份已经私营化。西港公司目前以特许经营者的身份负责西港的操作和营运。

根据《海峡时报》的报道,国家稽查局针对巴生港务局截至2003年底的表现所作的报告指出,“若无马来西亚政府的扶助,巴生港务局自2007年起便无法承担高达马币30亿元的庞大的债务”;目前欠债30亿元的港务局状况令人担忧。

西港或脱售给新加坡?

此外,《马来西亚前锋报》(Utusan Malaysia)新闻网今年5月15日的一则报道揭露,西港公司欠下港务局十亿元的债务,相信正在寻求新加坡港务局(Port of Singapore Authority)的“协助”,以解决该公司的债务问题。

西港公司执行主席贾纳林甘(G. Gnanalingam,右图)最近与新加坡港务局执行主席Eddie Tan的会面,被视为西港或转手新港务局的先兆。

据《马来西亚前锋报》报道,新加坡港务局是世界上第二号港务机构,除了管理新加坡的港务,也管理25个国际港口的港务,被视为最有能力管理西港的外国机构。报道隐然透露,西港或因无法负荷庞大的债务,而脱手予这家优秀的港务机构。

无论如何,西港公司执行主席贾纳林甘矢口保证,西港公司不会变卖本身的利益;而西港公司的外国股权也已经达到了30%的限制,无法再脱售股权予外国公司。他也对外澄清,西港公司没有面对财务问题;作为本区域著名的港务管理单位,该公司预计可在2010年清还所有贷款。

他说:“还没有缴还给巴生港务局的余额不属于贷款,却是可以在30年被清还的租约(perjanjian penyewaan)。因此,西港没有面对财务问题。”他指出,在过去的五年中,该公司大部份的发展皆由内部基金及出租公司器材支撑。

根据公司注册资料,西港控股(Westports Holding)是西港公司的大股东;西港公司董事贾纳林甘通过Redzai建筑公司(Syarikat Pembinaan Redzai)掌握西港控股的50%股份、香港首富李嘉诚则透过Hutchinson港口码头(Hutchinson Ports Terminal)掌握30%股份、国库控股(Khazanah Holdings Bhd)则拥有10%股份。

8 Responses to “Westports questionable land deal: Chan Kong Choy must explain”

  1. ronnieliutiankhiew Says:

    I plan to make a police report (second report on the same matter) next week now that I have obtained new info.

  2. KSTAN Says:

    Yes, go make a police report!

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  4. V T Says:

    “Is buying land with public fund at a price more than double the market value a crime? ” – Ronnie

    Yes and no…….

    Yes, I was bought up that way to believe that you shouldn’t pay more to anyone.

    No, remember the MAS shares? market price approx RM 4.00, bought by our gomen with EPF for RM 8.00, somemore got the cheek to say it’s a fair deal.

    this who Parliament stinks, they should all emulate “Toshikatsu Matsuoka – ex Japanese Argriculture minister” go hand themself if they are corrupt!

  5. mglim Says:

    Malaysia SEMUA BOLEH ! You don’t have to be responsible in anything you do because our government does that ! They can spend our money anyway they want and they don’t give a dame to what the rakyat say or do !
    Just look at the pay rise announced recently. Teachers are getting 15 to 25 % increase that is about RM400 – RM500 per month ! Do they really deserve it ? You can find science and maths teachers can not speak proper english in primary and secondary school and yet they are using the language to teach science and maths to our children ! These teachers don’t speak english, don’t read the english papers, don’t listen to english songs or music, don’t watch english movies, don’t read english books and please tell me how are they going to improve their english ? But they are still teaching the two subjects in english in schools and now getting more pay for doing that ! So tell me what Malaysia Tak Boleh ?

  6. sampalee Says:

    A doctor who can describe the syntoms of your sickness in detail,but cannot provide a cure except symptomatic relleave,which is temporary and not lasting as the root cause of the disease remain.The fire alarm blare out loud and clear,but the fire keep burning with increasing intensity.The root of our problem is the power of the state govt lies in the wrong hand.To reslve the problem is for the opposition to unite and wrest power from the EVIL umno.Adding a few more fire alarms[more mps for dap]will not extinguish the fire.To be honest YB Kit and even individual like saudara Ronnie have been good and reliable fire alarm.The question now is that are we short of alarms as even this site is deafening enough for those with eyes to read.After knowing the problems,the rakyat is only interested in how to solve the problem.If the voter give 100 % support to dap,by returning ALL their candidates.CAN dap resolve the problem,or still remain as just a fire alarm.Dap must realise that alarm does not prevent or put out fire.By controlling certain state govt,the opp can provide the necessary fire break to prevent the flame from spreading and contained them only in the evil umno controlled state.Now the question is how can dap help oppositions to established,this fire breaks.Can this be done without co-operation with pas?Dap on its own can ONLY be fire alarm and nothing else.We have been hearing the alarm for too long that it is becoming a pain to the ear.We WANT the fire controlled.Dap cannot deliver this un;less the party unite with pas and be controller of fire use in their area of co-operation.Like the component parties within bn acting as one to assume control,dap and pas must work as a team to control targetted states.Without such a coalation,then only pas can control one or two states and dap none.This will be a big blow to dap supporters as they will continue to live in misery with daily harresing from their local councils and unfriendly govt servents.

  7. ronnieliutiankhiew Says:

    Yap Pian Hon has stepped down from 16 April 2007 and his position as the Chairman of PKA was replaced by Chow Chee Heong, the former deputy Transport Minister from Kedah.

    Chow will of course claim that he knows nothing about the land deal. But he and Chan Kong Choy certainly has to tackle the “shit’ left behind by Ling Liong Sik and other MCA leaders like Ting Chew Peh and Yap.

    Next week, I will be paying a visit to Westports free zone before making the second police report on the questionable land deal which was said to be sold at a price more than double than the market value according to the 2005 AG Report.

    The 1,000 acres were sold for RM1.81 billion, a whopping RM801 million more than what was reported earlier ( Business Times Singapore).

    Why? why? why? We want the PDRM and ACA to investigate.

  8. ronnieliutiankhiew Says:

    Typo error: It should be ” a whopping 810 million ringgit more than what was reported earlier ( Business Times Singapore).

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