Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Assistant National Director for Political Education for the DAP and Member of Parliament for P102 Bangi, on the 3rd of August, 2018
First of all, I would like to thank Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar for his 14+ years of service in Khazanah. Under his leadership and that of the senior management team, the asset base of the company grew healthily to what it stands today. During his tenure, the 10-year GLC transformation program resulted in the strengthening of the performance of many GLCs and the creation of a number of regional champions including Axiata and the CIMB Group.
Secondly, I would like to make the case for the continuation of the Public Park project known as Taman Tugu which was initiated by Tan Sri Azman in 2016. While the overall cost of the project may be subject to review, the idea behind the park is an excellent one. For far too long, many green lungs in Kuala Lumpur have been sold to property developers, often in not fully transparent ways. The Taman Tugu project represents a reversal of this trend whereby a piece of land in the heart of Kuala Lumpur that could have potentially been sold off to the private sector is now in the process of being protected permanently as a public space.