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Enough with your ‘falsehoods’, BN tells Guan Eng

PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional has taken the Penang Chief Minister to task for claiming his administration will have to supposedly fork out RM1 billion in compensation to a concessionaire if a land reclamation project approved under the previous administration, was postponed.

Penang BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow also challenged the Pakatan Harapan state government to publicly unveil details of the Seri Tanjong Pinang Phase II (STP2) land reclamation project, and accused them of trying to divert attention away from substantiating its RM1 billion compensation claim by conveniently hiding behind the confidentiality clause imbedded in the contract.

“Let me remind the chief minister that confidentiality clauses exist in all government agreements, whether under BN or the Pakatan (Harapan) administration.

“Don’t create falsehoods!” said Teng in a statement today.

Teng said he and the ruling coalition never disputed the existence of such clauses but only asked that Lim Guan Eng use his authority as chief minister to get concessionaire E&O Bhd, to waive its rights on the confidentiality clause.

Alternatively, he said Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general should substantiate his RM1 billion-compensation claim.

Teng said Lim had created another false impression that only the BN government had sealed deals with confidentiality clauses while the Pakatan Harapan administration was not burdened that way.

If such clauses do not exist in agreements under Lim’s administration, Teng asked why the Penang government had refused to disclose details of the controversial Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (sPICE) agreement despite being asked to do so repeatedly by BN.

Source: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/12/18/enough-with-your-falsehoods-bn-tells-guan-eng/




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