The DAP has launched a “Return the Port to Penang” campaign after the Penang Port has been privatized by the Federal government without an open tender, The Sundaily reports.
Seaport Terminal (Johor) Sdn Bhd, which is owned by Tan Sri Syed MokhtarAl-Bukhary, had been allowed to take Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) private.
The people were urged to call on the cabinet to revoke this decision of privatization.
Also included in the campaign is the deepening of the northern part of the Penang channel and port ownership transfer to the state government, given that the federal decision had been made without any consultation with the state.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng urged the government to immediately carry out the RM351 million dredging works. He stated that: “The important dredging works should not be left to Seaport Terminal.”
The current operator of the port is Penang Port Sdn Bhd.
Dredging Today Staff, June 18, 2012