Published: Tuesday October 23, 2012 MYT 11:26:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday October 24, 2012 MYT 8:11:54 PM
Selangor govt hypocrite over IPP, toll issues, says Khairy
KUALA LUMPUR: Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin has labelled the Selangor government hypocrite for raising the independent power producers (IPP) and toll issues while at the same time has interest in companies involved in both activities.
Khairy said the Pakatan Rakyat state government, which often criticised the federal government over the two issues, has interest in first generation IPP, Genting Sanyen (M) Sdn Bhd and Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas).
"They criticise, oppose, but at the same time receive benefits in the form of dividends from the IPP investment. It shows their hypocrisy and unapologetic nature.
"The investment maybe made before they took over Selangor but it has been four years and no efforts were done to divest the shares or investment in Genting Sanyen," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.
The Umno Youth chief said that if they did not agree in principle with the investment, it was only proper for the Selangor government to dispose the shares.
It is also hypocritical of Pakatan Rakyat which promised to abolish highway toll while the Selangor government has 20 percent stake in Kesas Expressway. - Bernama