I had said on Saturday that no national or state leader dare to visit the RM350 million Miri Port in Kuala Baram because the gates will be closed, grasses growing on the roads, storage yards empty and the wharves abandoned.
The new Miri Port has chalked up another “first” - it is not only the “biggest white elephant” in the country, it is the first mega-project in the country which no national or state leader dare to publicly visit after completion out of sheer shame at the misplanning and criminal waste of public funds.
I had yesterday made public eight photographs of the Miri Port at Kuala Baram taken on Tuesday morning at about 11 a.m., which shows the abandoned and dilapidated state of the RM350 million Miri port, less than three years after its completion and full operation!
These photographs are also available on the Internet at:
I invite the Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Dr. George Chan and the Miri Port Authority Chairman, Edwin Dundang to jointly visit the new Miri port in Kuala Baram with me next week to ascertain whether it is the “biggest white elephant” in the country.
I am prepared to publicly apologise and withdraw all my statements on the new Miri Port if I am proved wrong in the visit. On the other hand, George Chan and Edwin Dundang must apologise if I am proved right, and tell the people of Sarawak and Malaysia the entire story about the “biggest white elephant” in the country, its total costs, what feasibility studies were made before the new Miri port was built, who were the consultants and what are their responsibilities for building a port which could not be used and whether the Sarawak state government would sue the consultants for negligence, who were the beneficiaries in the construction of the new Miri port project, and everything that the public are entitled to know about it.