Susulan desakan oleh pihak pembangkang yang mempertikaikan penambahan perbelanjaan dalam kerja-kerja pembinaan KLIA 2, kelmarin Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai telah mengeluarkan satu kenyataan media yang mana beliau tidak bermasalah jikalau Jabatan Audit mengaudit perbelanjaan pengurusan KLIA 2..
Sebelum ini saya ada menulis tentang ini di SINI yang mana beliau menafikan wujudnya penyelewengan terhadap peningkatan kos pembinaan KLIA 2...
Berikut adalah kenyataan media. DS Liow Tiong Lai
PRESS STATEMENT BY DATUK SERI LIOW TIONG LAI
I have from the onset backed the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) call for the Auditor-General (AG) to conduct further investigations into the management of the construction and development of klia2. I agree that the Malaysian public have the right to demand answers on this matter.
Towards this end, seeing that Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad is a listed entity, Cabinet needed to approve the involvement of the AG to conduct the audit.
The Ministry of Transport fully supported the move to audit klia2 in Cabinet, which has granted approval. The AG will be requested to undertake the task.
Hence, I am baffled by the malicious and twisted comments from YB Tony Pua pertaining to klia2.
I also do not dispute that additional costs were incurred. But these costs were the result of the scope and requirements in facilities and size which were reviewed and extended given additional needs of key stakeholders.
Furthermore, it is and has always been the responsibility of MAHB as owner and manager of klia2 to engage with the PAC and respond in a transparent manner.
MAHB must take the necessary action to shed light on the findings of the PAC and I expect them to resolve this as quickly as possible.