Pakatan MPs claim Azmin misled Parliament on RM6.6b direct awards
Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution speaks to reporters during a press conference in Parliament, Kuala Lumpur August 27, 2020
Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
KUALA LUMPUR, August 27 — Two Opposition lawmakers accused International Trade and Industries Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (Bersatu-Gombak) of misleading the Lower House and urged the Dewan Rakyat Speaker to make a ruling against him.
Former federal minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (PH-Kulim-Bandar Baharu) claimed Azmin’s assertion that the RM6.6 billion direct negotiations under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration never arose in Cabinet meetings was false.
“Gombak said that the direct negotiations were never discussed and decided by the Cabinet. We requested the Finance Ministry to reveal details of the deals and yesterday they granted our request.
“After studying the list, we found that these deals were raised during the Cabinet meetings. I am certain, I am very certain that when Gombak said it was never raised and discussed in the Cabinet, the statement was misleading.
“I ask that the Speaker make a ruling on 36 (12) on this issue,” said the former domestic trade and consumer affairs minister.
Saifuddin’s call was supported by Maszlee Malik (Ind-Simpang Renggam), who was the education minister during the PH administration before resigning.
Maszlee bluntly said Azmin’s claim was a lie.
Separately, Kelvin Yii (PH-Bandar Kuching) also asked the Speaker to rule on Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh’s (PAS-Pasir Puteh) statement claiming the Bible has been subverted from its original form.
“His honourable Pasir Puteh, during the debate on drunk driving, said that the Christian Bible has been twisted. We can debate on anything but don’t insult other religions. The Bible is very sacred for Christians and such statements can create tense relations.
“I ask the Speaker to make a ruling and ask Pasir Puteh to apologise to the Dewan, all Christians and everyone,” Yii said.
Deputy Speaker Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon then told Saifuddin and Yii to submit their requests in writing to the Speaker’s Office as both Nik Muhammad and Azmin were not in the Lower House today.
Thank you Tengku Zafrul, you have proven yourself to be a twat and a twit. Because of you Guanee is smelling like roses.....ha ha haReplyDelete
Wee KHAT Siong was "shocked" that Guanee approved RM6.1 billion in direct negotiation projects. But the bulk of it, RM5.26 billion, was signed by the BN government ONE DAY before dissolution of parliament leading to GE14. For the MoT double tracking project with a bumiputra JV company.ReplyDelete
And who was Transport Minister then.......?
MCA's Liow Tiong Lai.....ha ha ha.....kantoi again.....
So Wee KHAT Siong, the current Transport Minister must now explain......
If people think Azhar will do anything, they must be in fantasyland.ReplyDelete
Muslims can say anything about other religions and get off without even a slap on the wrist. Try saying something contrary about the quran and or prophet Mohammed, you will be lynched, arrested and sent to jail.
The more people like the PAS MP say and pass such comments, the more people of other religions lose their respect for islam because it can be interpreted that muslims condone such behaviour.
Ass-Min is OK.ReplyDelete
From front also can, from back also can, from mouth also can, to mouth also can.
What is Bai-Jit from Gerakan going to say ? Keep quiet?ReplyDelete
dulu sumua pencuri, sikarang pencuri ada, ular ada, belakang masuk ada, anjing ada, penipu ada, very lively.ReplyDelete
Menteri Hazmat also caught lying.....now want to push the blame on MoF. Yeah right.....another "donation" without recipient's knowledge....ha ha ha....was there a "Thank You" note....?ReplyDelete
How could you not know, Fahmi asks Zuraida on direct deals
FMT Reporters -August 27, 2020
PETALING JAYA: PKR MP Fahmi Fadzil today questioned Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin’s ignorance of two directly negotiated projects involving her ministry.
The Lembah Pantai MP provided a screenshot of her Facebook page which detailed a visit to the site of one of the projects.
Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz yesterday issued a statement with the details of 101 projects worth RM6.61 billion allegedly awarded through direct negotiation under the Pakatan Harapan administration.
However, Zuraida said the two projects involving her ministry were done without her knowledge.
“An interesting story today. Zuraida said she didn’t know about the RM170 million ‘direct negotiation’ project that was revealed by the finance minister yesterday,” said Fahmi in a Facebook post.
“But there is a Facebook post that shows she was present at a location that is believed to be the site of the project.”
He produced a screenshot of a post on Zuraida’s Facebook page on her visit to a solid waste transfer station in Taman Beringin, Kepong, dated Dec 10 last year.
In the post, Zuraida, who was also the housing and local government minister during the PH administration, said her ministry would build a solid waste transfer station in Taman Beringin within one year.
Tengku Zafrul’s statement listed the ministry as awarding a RM170.3 million contract to Bumi Segar Indah Sdn Bhd to build, operate and maintain a solid waste transfer station in Taman Beringin.
Zuraida’s aide: Guan Eng’s ministry handled direct award contracts
Published 27 Aug 2020
An aide to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has reiterated that the minister was not involved in the awarding of direct tenders under her ministry’s purview.
Instead, political secretary Nor Hizwan Ahmad said the matter was handled directly by the Finance Ministry which was helmed by Lim Guan Eng at the time.