Published: Wednesday October 10, 2012 MYT 9:40:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday October 10, 2012 MYT 9:44:58 PM
White paper on the S’gor-Talam issue is now available for public viewing
By A. RUBAN
SHAH ALAM: The white paper report on the Selangor government's debt recovery exercise involving the Talam Corporation is now available for public viewing.
Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said those interested in the report could do so by applying at the state assembly's office.
Khalid said the white paper would also be presented at the state assembly meeting on Nov 19.
“The state government has already met the Sultan to get an earlier date to hold a special a sitting,” he said, adding that he was hoping to hold a special assembly meeting two weeks before the said date.
At the same time, he said a series of meet-the-people sessions to explain about the Talam debt recovery exercise would be held every Saturday night beginning Oct 13 in Kajang.
“Four spokespersons from the Selangor government will explain to the public about the (debt recovery) exercise.
“I hope the people will have a clearer picture from these series,” he told reporters after chairing the weekly exco meeting on Wednesday.
On July 3, MCA Young Professionals Bureau Chief Datuk Chua Tee Yong had challenged the Selangor government to explain how its exercise to recover a RM392mil debt from Talam ended in questionable deals worth over RM1bil.
The state government is said to have obtained a grant of RM392mil and acquired additional assets worth RM284mil from Talam bringing the total acquisition to RM676mil. This RM676mil purchase of assets was said to be part of the RM1bil questionable deal.