Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat said his conscience was clear when he insisted that PwC conduct an audit on the PKFZ as the project involved huge sums of money and he did not want "our children to inherit the massive debt".
Ong's intention to make a full disclosure on the massively expensive and controversial project must be supported. Yes, why should Malaysians and the next generation inherit the massive debt so that a few individuals can become unimaginably rich and wealthy?
Companies and individuals should not resort to threats and defamation actions to shut the mouth of those who were elected to represent and protect public interests.
Ong has claimed that some forces had collaborated to stop him from disclosing the audit report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ). He claimed that the forces included persons involved in the PKFZ as well as political-business forces.
Ong even disclosed that a note delivered to him had read: "If you're wiped out from this world some day, you should know why this has happened!"
The threat on his life should not be treated lightly. There have been too many incidents, deaths and even assassinations associated with political rivalries and struggles.
I would like to urge the police, the MACC and Ong's own government to take an immediate action against those who threatened the minister.
Yes, the PKFZ is too big to wipe it off the memory of the public.