Wong wants answers on sale of Sacofa


PELAWAN assemblyman David Wong wants an explanation from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem on why the state government sold its share in Sacofa last year.

“Sacofa is a company that is making money, a monopoly company in building and maintaining telecommunication towers throughout the state.

“Why did the state government sell it to CMS for only RM186.79 million last year?” he asked in a press conference at the State Legislative Assembly building yesterday.

Wong had wanted to request clarification from Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh when the latter delivered his winding up speech in the morning, but was not given way. He said the current DUN session has been conducted very badly and alleged that the Speaker had tried to shut out DAP elected representatives.

“Sarawakians have the right to know where the money went  to.

The state government should not have sold off a company that makes a lot of profit.

“Wong Soon Koh did not explain why. He only said they wanted diversification – that is not the way to diversify.

“Sarawakians deserve to know why,” he stressed.