- July 17, 2019
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- Category: Daily News
- The action taken against China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP) is company specific and not against the country, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
- “The government has the duty to protect the country’s interest when a company’s actions do not benefit us,” said Lim during the question-and-answer session in Dewan Rakyat on 17 Jul 19 morning.
- Lim said the claims are made on the request of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
- He said negotiations between Suria Strategic Energy Resources Sdn Bhd, CPP and China Exim Bank are in progress.
- Lim was responding to Chan Foong Hin’s (PH-Kota Kinabalu) on the government’s efforts to reclaim MYR3.54bn on the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline project.
- Lim, who is also Bagan MP, said the negotiations depends on the due diligence to determine the actual cost of the work done.
- Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on 15 Jul 19 confirmed Malaysia had seized more than MYR1bn from CPP after the MYR9.41bn pipeline project was scrapped.
- He said the China-based company had completed only 13% of the project but taken 80% of the money from the government as payment.
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