Tuna port saga: Efforts to get land done three years after deal inked, a case of 'terlepas pandang'

http://manage.mmail.com.my/sites/default/files/frontpage_100.pngUPDATE 5.42pm: MITP director wants answers, as published in The Malay Mail today.


Why on earth did the fisheries authority signed an agreement over something they never owned in the first place?

Wouldn't it logical to obtain the required clearance before inking the deal to ensure Batu Maung in Penang transforms into an international tuna port?

The Malaysian International Tuna Port Sdn Bhd (MITP) saga continues - this time with documents, agreements and correspondences between Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (LKIM) and MITP revealing the deal started on the wrong note since day one.

The concession agreement between LKIM (on behalf of the government as per the letter by the Economic Planning Unit) and MITP was signed on 2004, but letters showed efforts to obtain the land title was only done from 2007.

And when the situation got messy, insiders claim a senior government official had then said: "terlepas pandang".

Read more in The Malay Mail today.

HD says: More to come...



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