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SPECIAL REPORT: Poser over mega 'ghost town'

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Six months after its completion, the ambitious Port Klang Free Zone resembles a ghost town, with only about a dozen tenants scattered about the site instead of the anticipated crush of clients.

PKFZ - modeled after the highly successful Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai - was conceptualised as the region's hub of choice for the export and transhipment of manufactured goods.

An estimated RM4.6 billion of government money has been spent in the mega-project.

But was it worth it? There was also accusations of conflict of interests and abuse of power.

Malaysiakini investigates in this four-part series.

JUNE 2007

Part 1: Poser over mega 'ghost town'

Part 2: Sticky situation for Chor?

Part 3: PKFZ land sale under scrutiny

Part 4: Price-tag shoots up to RM4.6 billion

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JULY

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AUGUST

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SEPTEMBER

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OCTOBER

PAC visits PKFZ, to quiz AG next

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NOVEMBER

'Runaway' Chan under fire for missing PKFZ debate

DECEMBER

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