By : Tony Pua
OMG. OMG. OMG. Unfreaking-believable.
For days we were left scratching our heads as to how we purportedly gave direct nego contracts amounting to RM6.6bn (even if it’s only <1.4% of total procurement).
And then finally, under pressure, MoF released the list.
And one cursory look at the list… OMG!!!
1 project alone – Klang Valley Double Tracking (Phase II) project (KVDT2) worth RM4.4bn (or >66% of the total accused direct nego value) was included in the list.
That’s preposterous because the contract for KVDT2 was awarded by BN before Harapan took over!!
Not only that, BN awarded the contract for RM5.265bn. But we wanted to terminate the contract because we believed that it was overpriced, like typical BN contracts.
Finally, after protracted negotiations, the contractor, DhayaMaju joint venture with LTAT agreed to reduce price by 15% to RM4.475bn, endorsed by the Cabinet.
Hello! Harapan saved the tax-payers RM790mil!!!
And the pengkhianat donkeys – Azmin Ali and Zuraida had the cheek to loudly proclaim in Parliament that the above was never tabled to Cabinet. Unsurprising perhaps, they must be sleeping on the job.