PETALING JAYA: The issue surrounding the wall surrounding the Malaysian-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) is only defamatory, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
"Thank God, another slander against the Barisan Nasional government before the 14th general elections have been corrected. What was good was accused as bad," said Najib in a Facebook post on Monday.
The former prime minister said he felt "vindicated" after Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh said that the infamous wall of the industrial park only surrounds the Alliance Steel (M) Sdn Bhd complex and not the entire MCKIP as previously claimed.
After returning from his trip to China, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir called for the massive wall – called "the great wall of China in Kuantan" by some – around the MCKIP to be dismantled.
In an interview with Malaysiakini, Dr. Mahathir said he was trying to reconfirm Malaysian "authority" over the area, which some described as a "closed city."
"An industrial estate is not a foreign country, it must be according to the laws of Malaysia and it is not good to have access to local officials," he said.
Fuziah, who is also deputy minister of the prime minister's office, said she would inform the prime minister of the mistake.
Najib also pointed out that the Qinzhou Road was mentioned as a reminder of the relationship between MCKIP and China's Qinzhou China-Malaysia Industrial Park (QCMIP).
According to Najib, there were accusations against him of "selling the land" because of the name. He labeled this & # 39; other & # 39; propaganda & # 39; from Pakatan Harapan.
Najib also said that Malaysia had the same percentage of shares in QCMIP as China in MCKIP, but the first is three times larger and will be produced for RM6bil in 2017 alone.
"If we are skilled in mathematics and are not always mistaken about decimal points, we would understand that owning 50 percent of an industrial park for a market of 1.4 billion people is better than owning 100 percent for only 30 million people, "he said.