Despite five years of exposes on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal that could cost taxpayers up to RM12.5 billion, the ex-chairman of the Port Klang Authority (PKA) says authorities have only hit the tip of the iceberg. Datuk Lee Hwa Beng also suggested that only political change could result in independent investigations unhindered by vested interests.
PKFZ: A Nation's Trust Betrayed”, which chronicles the story of the project first mooted in 1997 and included insights from his three years as PKA boss when the controversy erupted, as well as his role in the investigations.
The book, co-written by Lee with former journalist Lee Siew Lian, is being published by The Malaysian Insider. This book outlines his journey and the yeoman service he did for the nation, the obstacles he faced, the roadblocks that were strewn in his path and how he overcame them. The book takes the reader through a journey from the time the PKFZ was conceptualised to the mess it is in right now.