Friday, February 08, 2008

Lulu BREAKFAST Lunch Dinner Series 2

footnote taken from The Trouble With Malaysia, a Brian Yap essay from the book New Malaysian Essays 1

The Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) is a much hyped shipping area modelled after the Jebel All Free Zone in Dubai (the same operator was hired to run the PKFZ for 15 years but the arrangement ended on bad blood).
Evidence of mismanagement and improper conduct was found throughout the project - including land bought at inflated prices - which overshot its RM1.1 billion budget to reach a total cost of RM4.6 billion.
The government has since agreed to bail out the project.


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Note [from Amir's site Postal pre-orders now open]
You can pre-order New Malaysian Essays 1 for RM30 each. The price includes shipping anywhere within Malaysia. If you are outside Malaysia, kindly make friends with a Malaysian resident who can then post it to you.
You can send the money to my (Amir M's) Maybank account: 014105120512. Once you have done so, send me an email at matahari.books@gmail.com to let me know your address. If you'd like an autograph, let me know to whom it should be addressed :-)
Closing date is Thursday, Feb 14. The books will be posted on Feb 15.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the biggest white elephant is coming, courtesy of the same corrupt mostuche chinama, in the form of double tracking of northern region. a total of RM12.5 billion. he is happily signing these contracts while oblivious to the dangers in bus transportation. 3 died in the latest tragedy and a petition is ongoing but he doesnt even give a damn to the next victim.
Like Anwar said, in cabinet meetings, they dont have the guts to speak out on human issues. sheepishly, they will ask "can we participate in these contracts.
MCA=Most Corrupted Association.