Malaysia: CM Urges Barisan to Dredge Penang Port
According to The Star, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has called on Barisan Nasional to carry out the RM353mil Penang Port dredging project.
He said the state Barisan’s proposed free port status for the island and the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex on the mainland were “merely stage play”.
“The proposals for the development of the port are just for show because whichever party forms the state government won’t have the power to decide the policies of Penang Port,” he said at a press conference.
He was commenting on Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha’s written reply to Chong Eng (DAP-Bukit Mertajam) in the Dewan Rakyat that Seaport Terminal (Johor) Sdn Bhd had won the bid to privatise Penang Port.
On May 14, state Barisan chairman Teng Chang Yeow announced plans to restore Penang’s free port status.
Dredging Today Staff, June 15, 2012