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SPECIAL REPORT: Poser over mega 'ghost town'
Published:  Jun 25, 2007 8:59 AM
Updated: May 20, 2009 9:43 AM

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

Cabinet 'orders probe' on Transport Ministry

AUGUST

PM's first 'mega-bailout' in the making?

Blood runs deep in troubled RM4.6b PKFZ

PKFZ: Documents attest to inflated price

PKFZ: Cops blamed for RM3 bil waste of funds

PKFZ scandal: Break the business-politics nexus

Chan dodges questions on PKFZ scandal

Jitters over PKFZ extends to IDR

RM4.6b bailout: Shahrir calls for probe

PKFZ scandal: Minister absent, officials vanish

Pressure's on for MPs to debate RM4.6 bil scandal

Port scandal could deter investors: graft watchdog

Kuala Dimensi's Tiong blows up, warns Malaysiakini

Speaker disallows debate on RM4.6 bil scandal

Chan rules out fraud in PKFZ project

PKFZ: Norwegian firm single biggest investor

SEPTEMBER

Anwar: BN stars in real story of PKFZ

PAC unhappy with PKFZ explanation

PKFZ: Chan not in PAC's sights

PKFZ land deal: PAC is now happy

OCTOBER

PAC visits PKFZ, to quiz AG next

PKFZ: Visit by PAC mere 'media stunt'

NOVEMBER

'Runaway' Chan under fire for missing PKFZ debate

DECEMBER

Ling, Chan 'abused powers' over PKFZ scandal

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