The deputy president, Wee Ka Siong, says it is only fair that Malaysians get the facts so they can judge for themselves.
PETALING JAYA: MCA once again shocked Putrajaya's decision to cancel three projects supported by China, and demanded that the Pakatani government would prove that Harapan was the right choice.
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad had announced yesterday the cancellation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP) and the Trans Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) projects.
The Prime Minister said that these projects would be canceled until Malaysia could pay them and added that projects damaging the interests of Malaysia are not green-lit.
MCA Deputy President Wee Ka Siong said the government should disclose the feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyzes and economic impact studies for all three canceled projects.
Putrajaya, he said, must also clear up the termination and compensation clauses of these projects and back up his claims of unfair payment conditions for the two pipeline projects.
"Show us the proof that the contractor, the fourth largest company in the world, will not complete the two pipelines within the agreed three-year period," he said in a Facebook message.
Woe, a former minister in the previous government, referred last month to the revelation of Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng that Suria Strategic Energy Resources Sdn Bhd (SSER), a company supported by the ministry, had approved payments for an amount of 87.7% of the project costs to China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB).
Lim said that the transactions by SSER were "very suspicious" because both pipeline projects were only completed for about 13%.
But Wee said it was only fair that Malaysians get all the facts so they could judge for themselves whether the PH's statements were true and whether canceling the three projects was the right decision.
"Since it is likely to cost tens of billions and the accusations are serious, if a Royal Investigation Commission (RCI) is to be called, please call one.
"If a mistake is made, MCA and I will be the first to support the authorities to take strict action," said the Ayer Hitam MP.
Woe said yesterday that the cancellation of the projects would affect the ties of the country with Beijing and the economic losses and other benefits that the projects would have generated, would have grubbed.