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Prime Minister John Major insisted personally that £234 million of taxpayers' money should be ploughed into a controversial hydro-electric dam project in Malaysia.The Pergau dam was built by a joint venture called Kerjaya Balfour Beatty Cementation.This emerged when MPs on the public accounts committee questioned top overseas aid civil servant Sir Tim Lankester on Monday. It followed a critical report on the project by parliamentary auditors, which said it had been a waste of money.Sir ...

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